CRIM 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice: Special Topics

Special Topics

Here you will find information about the following topics:

Deaf in the CJS Forensics Juvenile Justice
Terrorism Hate Crimes Human & Sex Trafficking 

Deaf in the CJS

Gallaudet Encyclopedia and The Sage Deaf Studies Encyclopedia provide background information about Criminal Justice which can help you find topic ideas. There are also books offering in-depth scholarly analyses on this topic. Use the RIT Libraries Catalog to find more books on this topic. Peter Jackson writes about Deaf and Crime issues and is a good place to start.

Use the keywords deaf* AND crim*, deaf* AND prison*, deaf* AND victim*, deaf* AND murder*, deaf* AND abuse, deaf* AND court, and other related keywords. The asterisk * will find variations in the spelling of that word, ie, prisoners, prisons, victimization, etc. 

The library has many databases that have scholarly articles. However, there are a few Deaf and Interpreting core journals that publish the most articles related to Deaf and Criminal Justice issues.

Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Journal of the American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association (JADARA)
American Annals of the Deaf
Deafness & Education International, 
Deaf Worlds
Sign Language Studies
Volta Review
Deaf Studies Digital Journal

You can search within the journal to retrieve articles or use the databases below. Use the A-Z Journal List to find journal print and online holdings.

Tip: Check the bibliography or references at the end of articles to find more works. You must access the databases through the library website. If you go to Google and find an article you like and it asks you to pay for it, DO NOT pay for it. It is probably in our databases or you can get the article for free through our interlibrary loan services.

Other Topics

There are many books on terrorism, forensics, hate crimes, juvenile justice, and human & sex trafficking. If you needbackground information or need to look for topic ideas, encyclopedias or handbooks are recommended. Use the library catalog to find reference books as well as in-depth books on the topic. For example, use the keywords terrori* AND (encyclopedia OR handbook). The asterisk will find variations in the spelling of the word. 

If interested in Deaf and Domestic Violence issues, check out the Rochester organization, Deaf Ignite.

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