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SOC 4900: Crime, Desistance, and Reentry (Prof. Annika Anderson): Background Info and Books

This guide will help you complete your assignments for SOC 4900. Thank you to Lorena O'English (Washington State University) for sharing this guide template and much of the content.

Background Information

Use reference materials like these to gather background information on a topic. This will help you to identify important thinkers, theories, and debates in the field. Pfau Library carries reference materials that are both printed and electronic.

Catalog Search Tips

Think of keywords, or important words describing each aspect of your topic, such as:

"domestic abuse" children

Tip: Put quotation marks around words you want to search as a phrase, such as "death penalty" or "capital punishment"

The catalog includes both printed books and ebooks. During the COVID-19 closure, print books can be requested for contact-free pickup.

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OneSearch: Books & Media CSUSB

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Library Catalog: Subject Headings

Once you find an interesting book, look at its Subject Headings. If they're on target, click on them to find more books with the same subject, or use them as keywords in your search.

Below are just a few of the many Subject Headings you might find useful: