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Criminology Skills

Criminology Skills (3rd edn)

Emily Finch and Stefan Fafinski
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date: 24 June 2024

p. 122. Books, journals, and articleslocked

p. 122. Books, journals, and articleslocked

  • Emily Finch
  •  and Stefan Fafinski


This chapter first explains the nature of different books, journals, and articles encountered in the study of criminology. It introduces textbooks, edited collections, books of key readings, monographs, and dictionaries, together with journals as a key source of latest developments, research findings, criticism, and commentary. It moves on to consider how to find books and articles specified on a reading list. It then considers more generally how to find materials on a particular topic by developing a search strategy and using databases to locate relevant literature.

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