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Deaf and Criminal Justice: Reference Works & Books

This guide points to resources about Deaf and CJ issues, legal interpreting, and careers in the field.

Finding Encyclopedias & Books

undefinedThe 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 Deaf and Criminal Justice topics. 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 (crime OR criminal*), deaf* AND prison*, deaf* AND victim*, deaf* AND murder*, deaf* AND abuse, deaf* AND court, and other related keywords.   You can browse through books such as those listed below and look at chapter headings to get more topic ideas.The asterisk * will find variations in the spelling of that word, ie, prisoners, prisons, victimization, etc. We also have legal interpreting resources. Use keywords like interpret* AND deaf* AND (legal OR law* OR court).

If you already have a citation, use the Citation LInker to find the book.

Check out the ebook databases below.

Interlibrary Loan: Books

Many books are available in the library but sometimes you will identify books we have not bought.  Use Information Delivery Service (IDS) to order books or book chapters. This is a free service.

If we do not have the book in our Collection or the ConnectNY Collection, order it from IDS.

IDS requests usually take 3-5 business days.  When the item arrives you will receive an email.  If it is an entire book it will be available for check-out at the Circulation Desk.  If it is a book chapter it will usually be delivered as a PDF into your IDS account.

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