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CRIM 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice: Introduction



The image shows a few brown law books on a shelf.The image at left is in the CC0 Pubic Domain. This guide will assist you with Deaf and Criminal Justice research and help you find DVDs, books, articles, and databases related to this topic. Deaf-related resources tend to be in the HV2300-HV2600 area for books, bound journals, and DVDs. 
In addition to Deaf and Criminal Justice topics, we have legal interpreting resources and career information about Deaf people and interpreters in the Criminal Justice field. Check out the Legal Interpreter InfoGuide for more information.

Check out the organization HEARD, which works on behalf of Deaf prisoners' rights. If interested in Deaf and Domestic Violence issues, check out the Rochester organization, Deaf Ignite.

This guide also covers other groups and Criminal Justice, such as women, African Americans, LGBTQI, and people with disabilities.

Sometimes it is helpful to get background information about a topic using print and online encyclopedias. Use the keywords criminal justice AND encyclopedia or other related keywords. Use a thesaurus to find other keywords and expand your search. Search the RIT Libraries Catalog below.

 If you have questions, feel free to contact me, Joan Naturale - I am the NTID and Deaf Studies Librarian and happy to help.

Career Information

We have information about Deaf people in the field of Criminal Justice, such as lawyers, judges, police officers, etc. We also have legal or court interpreter information. Check out the Occupational Handbook and look up a field you are interested in. It will give you expected pay, required education and certification, job duties, and job outlook.

Browse through our career books as well, such as Legal Eagles & Other Law-and-Order Types, Careers in Law, Criminal Justice and Emergency Services, Career Opportunities in Law and the Legal Industry, and the videos about law careers (many are captioned).  Check out "What you can do with a major in Criminology".  Use the Gallaudet Biography Database to find Deaf people in the Criminal Justice field. You can browse by occupations.

If interested in articles about Deaf people in the Criminal Justice field in popular periodicals, check out the Deaf Life magazine. It is helpful to have the name of the person you are looking for. You can also search the Gallaudet Deaf Periodicals Database and look up attorneys or lawyers to find articles. Check the Journals@RIT to see if we have the title of the magazine, newspaper, or journal. 

If we do not have the magazine, you can use Interlibrary Loan. You must register and then you can order articles and books for free.

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