SOCIOLOGY 408: Spring 2008
Dr. Brenda Forster
NOTE: The course
Basic Syllabus, Handbook and other related documents are available
What information is on
this Web page?
Using and Evaluating
Where to Go for Help
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POPULAR PRESS CRIME
of Some Popular News Magazines
Current issues of the magazines listed
are also available for browsing at the library. All library journals
and magazines are arranged alphabetically by title.
Please keep in
mind that online versions of magazines and newspapers may not contain
all of the articles in a particular issues, or allow you full access to
the entirety of an article.
How do I get the full
text of a news article?
- Check the library's list of Full Text
Electronic Journals by searching for the title of the
magazine you are looking for
- Several newspapers are available
full-text online, some going as far back as 1851
Several of the library databases also
contain popular press news articles. Try Academic
Search Premier and Periodical
Abstracts (which are also listed below for the Oral
Report & Final Analysis).
Use of any of these articles
does not require instructor "approval."
Stefano, Annie Sweeney and Dan Rozek. 2005. "Boy's last words: 'What's
going on?' Suburban mom held after children stabbed 500 times." Chicago Sun-Times Apr.
29, 2005. Available from Lexis-Nexis
Academic - search by article title.
- Main, Frank and Steve Patterson. 2005. "Cop Accused
of Ordering Killing." Chicago
Sun-Times Jul. 16, 2005. Available from Lexis-Nexis Academic -
search by article title.
Murder by Students
- "Feds Zero in on Video Poker Kings", Chicago Sun Times, Feb 20, 2005 --in Lexis Nexis, search using title and "Sun Times" as search terms
- "Fire Lieutenant Charged with Arson" Chicago Sun Times, Feb 11, 2005 -- --in Lexis Nexis, search using title and "Sun Times" as search terms
- "Worst Case of Child Molestation Imaginable" Chicago Sun Times, March 17, 2006 --in Lexis Nexis, search using title and "Sun Times" as search terms
- "Area Man Broadcast Live Child Porn" Chicago Sun Times, March 16, 2006 --in Lexis Nexis, search using title and "Sun Times" as search terms
- If you cannot link to the articles
using the links above:
- Go to the Full Text
Electronic Journals List
- Do a search for the title of the
- Select the appropriate year,
month, and day of the issue, and browse for your article.
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ORAL REPORT &
A.C. Buehler Library
Links to library resources listed
below may not work when this page is accessed from off-campus. To use
these resources, please go to the Library Web Page, then
click the Off Campus Users where you can connect to appropriate
resources after providing your Elmhurst College email login and
password. If you do not know your E.C. account login and password,
please see Computer Services, Room 107 CSTC. Here is
more information on accessing databases from off-campus.
Journal Articles in Library Databases
Search Complete - A general database that contains both scholarly
and popular journal sources, many in full text. Be sure to evaluate the sources in these databases before using
- JSTOR - An online library which does not include current
issues of journals, but is an electronic archives of titles, often
going back to the first issue of a journal's existence.
Abstracts - A general database that contains both scholarly and
popular journal sources, many in full text. Be sure to evaluate
the sources in these databases before using them.
- Sage Journals - Database of journals in Sociology and Criminology. many of these journals are also indexed in Academic Search Complete, so you may end up here.
- SocIndex - General index of sources in sopciology research. Limited full text access.
- Sociological Abstracts
(1962-present) - A print reference source containing citations from
sociology journals. It is shelved alphabetically in the Bound
Periodicals section of the library.
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- Use I-Share (formerly
Illinet Online) to find books on specific types of crimes, or crime and
justice in general.
- Subject headings can help you focus
abuse -- United States -- Prevention
in the Workplace
Administration of -- United States
punishment --United States
- Reference books can be sources of
bibliographies and statistics.
- Crime in America's Top Rated
Cities: A Statistical Profile, R364.973
- Drug Abuse Sourcebook, R362.29
- Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice,
R364.03 E56 2002
- Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment,
- Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice,
- The Encyclopedia of Drug Abuse,
- Gale Virtual
Reference Library - over 30 reference works, including the Encyclopedia
of Sociology, are available
- Juvenile Offenders and Victims:
1999 National Report, R364.36
Handbook on Violence in America, R 303.60973021 S797
- Credo Reference - Allows
you to access over 150 different reference works full-text online
- Other books that are available for
- Agnew, Robert. Juvenile
Delinquency: Causes and Control, 2nd ed. (2005). 364.36
- Agnew, Robert. Pressured Into Crime: an Overview of
General Strain Theory (2006).
- Agnew, Robert. Why Do Criminals Offend?: a General Theroy
of Crime and Delinquency (2005).
- Bondeson, Ulla. Alternatives to imprisonment : intentions and reality 364.68 B711A 2002
- Gottfredson, Michael R. and
Travis Hirschi. A General Theory of
Crime (1990). 364 G685g
- Henry, Stuart and Mark M. Lanier. The Essential Criminology Reader
(2006). 364 L287e 2004 supp.
- Hirschi, Travis. Causes of delinquency 364.2 H669C 2002
- Miller, J. Mitchell. Criminological
Theory: a Brief Introduction (2006). 364.01 M648c
- Messerschmidt, James W. Masculinities and Crime: Critique and
Reconceptualization of Theory (1993). 364 M584m
- Simons, Ronald L. Families,
Delinquency, and Crime: Linking Society's Most Basic Institution to
Antisocial Behavior (2005). 364.36
- Wilcox, Pamela. Criminal Circumstance: a Dynamic
Multicontextual Criminal Opportunity Theory (2003). 364 W667c
- Williams, Franklin P. Criminological Theory (2004). 364.2 W723c 2004
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Journal Articles on selected crimes
- Cao, Liquin, Anthony Adams and
Vickie J. Jensen. 1997. "A test of the black subculture of violence
thesis: a research note." Criminology 35(2): 367-379. Available
in the library periodicals section on the lower level
- Gerbner, George. 1994.
"Television violence: power or peril." In Gender, Race and Class in
Media: A Text-Reader. Library call number 306.7 G325r
- Liska, Allen E., John R. Logan,
and Paul E. Bellair. 1998. "Race
and violent crime in the suburbs." American Sociological Review
- Martinez, Jr. Ramiro. 1996. "Latinos
and lethal violence: the impact of poverty and inequality." Social
Problems 43(2): 131-146.
- Parker, Robert Nash and Randi
S. Cartmill. 1998. "Alcohol
and homicide in the United States 1934-1995--or one reason why U.S.
rates of violence may be going down." Journal of Criminal Law
and Criminology 88(4): 1369-1398.
- Sampson, Robert. 1987. "Urban
black violence: the effect of male joblessness and family disruption."American
Journal of Sociology 93(2): 348-382.
- Stolzenberg, Lisa and Stewart
J. D'Alessio. 2000. "Gun
availability and violent crime." Social Forces 78(4):
Drug Use and Violence
Sources on Criminology
- Criminal Justice Links
(Florida State University) - A good starting place for various
criminology topics - make sure to scroll down to the section "Major
Criminal Justice Reference Service - A gateway to a variety of
statistics and other resources in areas of justice such as criminal
justice, drugs, juvenile justice, victims. This site also features a
database of abstracts covering books and journals on justice issues.
- Bureau of Justice Statistics
- From the U.S. Department of Justice, this site contains statistics on
crime, criminals and the justice system. See also "Data from other
sources" for links to other statistics sites.
- Sourcebook of Criminal
Justice Statistics Online - An online version of a publication
produced by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, this site contains data
on criminal justice systems, public opinion on crime, types of
offenses, demographics of criminals, court process and correctional
Justice Statistics Resource Center - A site containing information
on offender characteristics, types of offenses, sentencing and
- National Institute of Justice
- A good site for finding the latest research on crime and justice.
Full text of research reports are available, including Web links to
Center for Victims of Crime - This site includes information on
topics such as school crime, stalking, and hate crimes, and provides
links to other sites.
Youth Gang Center - A project of the Institute for
Intergovernmental Research which collects data and reviews legislation
and literature on gangs.
of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention - See the Statistical Briefing
Book for statistics pertaining to juvenile crimes and justice.
- Terrorism and Crime
Studies - from the Federal Research Division of the Library of
Congress, a collection of studies dealing with such topics as crime
syndicates, narcotics trafficking, and terrorism.
- Topics in Crime
Prevention - this site from McGruff and the
National Crime Prevention Council is a vast collection of resources
pertaining to crime prevention.
& Courts Coverage Bibliography - geared towards journalists,
this bibliography from the Poynter Institute contains a variety of
print and electronic resources on crime and the criminal system.
Reading Room - a collection of FBI files on a variety of people,
made public thanks to the Freedom of Information Privacy Act.
- Institute for
Criminal Justice Studies: Web Links - a wide assortment of web
- the Internationl Police Organization (INTERPOL) provides basic
information from an international perspective on a variety of crimes,
including counterfeiting, drug trafficking, art theft, and organized
- Librarians' Internet Index: Crime
- subdivided by topic, this well-respected resource for reputable links
is a portal to more information on a variety of topics pertaining to
crime and crime prevention.
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5 March, 2008 by Peg Cook
A.C. Buehler Library, Elmhurst College
Created 15 February 2001 by Elaine