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Criminal Justice: Background Information

Library resources and research tips for criminal justice research

Background Information Sources

Why background sources?

Sources for background information are also called reference sources. These resources can help you get an overview of a topic; define terms, theories; and point you to other more detailed resources. Book chapters can also provide you with overviews on topics, use Quick Search and narrow to books and ebooks to find them.