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Selecting a Topic
The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) has A-Z Topics on various issues to help you find interesting research topics and the resources to get your assignments complete.
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) tracks perennial criminal justice issues, and also provides information and analysis on current hot topics of interest to lawmakers and their constituents.
BC librarians have created Topic Guides on various issues to help you find interesting research topics and the resources to get your assignments complete.
If you cannot think of a topic or cannot decide on just one, there are databases that can help.
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Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice informs the research process for researchers who are studying law, law enforcement, or terrorism; training for paralegal service; preparing for a career in homeland security; delving into forensic science; investigating crime scenes; developing policy; going to court; writing sociological reports; and much more.
Gale Opposing Viewpoints is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, this database features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files.