Criminal Justice Information

Author:   Dennis C. Benamati ,  Adam C. Bouloukos ,  Phyllis A. Schultze ,  Professor Graeme R. Newman
Publisher:   ABC-CLIO
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9780897749572


Pages:   248
Publication Date:   15 November 1997
Format:   Hardback
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The massive amount of criminal justice information now available to the public makes it difficult to assess its authority and value. This work is a comprehensive guide to print, electronic, and online criminal justice resources and the information they contain. It is the first criminal justice guide to explain how to determine the authority of sources, a vital task in the information age.

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Author:   Dennis C. Benamati ,  Adam C. Bouloukos ,  Phyllis A. Schultze ,  Professor Graeme R. Newman
Publisher:   ABC-CLIO
Imprint:   Greenwood Press
Dimensions:   Width: 21.60cm , Height: 2.10cm , Length: 27.90cm
Weight:   1.007kg
ISBN:  

9780897749572


ISBN 10:   089774957
Pages:   248
Publication Date:   15 November 1997
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Awaiting stock   Availability explained
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One of the most valuable parts is an appendix of Web sites related to criminal justice....One of the most useful chapters, even for experienced researchers is the guide to statistical sources for the topics of crime, capital punishment, juvenile justice, court systems, white collar crime, and even opinion polls. -Legal Information Alert The need for this book...ought to be as self-evident as the need for a criminal justice system. -Rettig on Reference The book should be extremely useful for anyone interested in the field of criminal justice, whether an interested individual, an advanced scholar from the high school through graduate level, or a current practitioner in the field of criminal justice and related occupations. -Journal of Government Information The effectiveness of this book makes it a valuable reference tool. -ARBA ... the first guide of its kind to provide methods for evaluating resources both in print and online. -Reviewer's Bookwatch ... useful for the distant researcher....[it is an] excellent research guide, hence [it] should be in the collections of any criminal justice research collection. -Choice All libraries and librarians could benefit from this amitious reference book. Written for a very broad audience, this is one reference book that will not collect dust on the shelf. -Law Library Journal ... useful for the distant researcher....Yit is an excellent research guide, hence Yit should be in the collections of any criminal justice research collection. -Choice ?The effectiveness of this book makes it a valuable reference tool.?-ARBA ?The need for this book...ought to be as self-evident as the need for a criminal justice system.?-Rettig on Reference ?...useful for the distant researcher....[it is an] excellent research guide, hence [it] should be in the collections of any criminal justice research collection.?-Choice ?The book should be extremely useful for anyone interested in the field of criminal justice, whether an interested individual, an advanced scholar from the high school through graduate level, or a current practitioner in the field of criminal justice and related occupations.?-Journal of Government Information ?...the first guide of its kind to provide methods for evaluating resources both in print and online.?-Reviewer's Bookwatch ?All libraries and librarians could benefit from this amitious reference book. Written for a very broad audience, this is one reference book that will not collect dust on the shelf.?-Law Library Journal ?One of the most valuable parts is an appendix of Web sites related to criminal justice....One of the most useful chapters, even for experienced researchers is the guide to statistical sources for the topics of crime, capital punishment, juvenile justice, court systems, white collar crime, and even opinion polls.?-Legal Information Alert .,. useful for the distant researcher....[it is an] excellent research guide, hence [it] should be in the collections of any criminal justice research collection. -Choice .,. the first guide of its kind to provide methods for evaluating resources both in print and online. -Reviewer's Bookwatch


One of the most valuable parts is an appendix of Web sites related to criminal justice....One of the most useful chapters, even for experienced researchers is the guide to statistical sources for the topics of crime, capital punishment, juvenile justice, court systems, white collar crime, and even opinion polls. -Legal Information Alert The effectiveness of this book makes it a valuable reference tool. -ARBA ... useful for the distant researcher....[it is an] excellent research guide, hence [it] should be in the collections of any criminal justice research collection. -Choice The book should be extremely useful for anyone interested in the field of criminal justice, whether an interested individual, an advanced scholar from the high school through graduate level, or a current practitioner in the field of criminal justice and related occupations. -Journal of Government Information The need for this book...ought to be as self-evident as the need for a criminal justice system. -Rettig on Reference ... the first guide of its kind to provide methods for evaluating resources both in print and online. -Reviewer's Bookwatch All libraries and librarians could benefit from this amitious reference book. Written for a very broad audience, this is one reference book that will not collect dust on the shelf. -Law Library Journal ... useful for the distant researcher.... it is an excellent research guide, hence it should be in the collections of any criminal justice research collection. -Choice ?The effectiveness of this book makes it a valuable reference tool.?-ARBA ?...the first guide of its kind to provide methods for evaluating resources both in print and online.?-Reviewer's Bookwatch ?All libraries and librarians could benefit from this amitious reference book. Written for a very broad audience, this is one reference book that will not collect dust on the shelf.?-Law Library Journal ?One of the most valuable parts is an appendix of Web sites related to criminal justice....One of the most useful chapters, even for experienced researchers is the guide to statistical sources for the topics of crime, capital punishment, juvenile justice, court systems, white collar crime, and even opinion polls.?-Legal Information Alert ?The need for this book...ought to be as self-evident as the need for a criminal justice system.?-Rettig on Reference ?...useful for the distant researcher....[it is an] excellent research guide, hence [it] should be in the collections of any criminal justice research collection.?-Choice ?The book should be extremely useful for anyone interested in the field of criminal justice, whether an interested individual, an advanced scholar from the high school through graduate level, or a current practitioner in the field of criminal justice and related occupations.?-Journal of Government Information .,. useful for the distant researcher....[it is an] excellent research guide, hence [it] should be in the collections of any criminal justice research collection. -Choice .,. the first guide of its kind to provide methods for evaluating resources both in print and online. -Reviewer's Bookwatch


.,. useful for the distant researcher....[it is an] excellent research guide, hence [it] should be in the collections of any criminal justice research collection. -Choice


Author Information

DENNIS C. BENAMATI is a visiting electronic information services/reference librarian at the University of South Carolina, as well as a library consultant. With extensive experience as a law librarian, his former posts include assistant director for the Dewey Graduate Library at the University at Albany, SUNY ctaloging manager at the University of Connecticut School of Law Library and assistant law librarian at both the University of Maine and Aetna Life & Casualty Co. Mr. Benamati holds a master's degree in library science from Southern Connecticut State University and is the co-author of Teaching Information Literacy in Criminal Justice: Observations from the University at Albany with Adam C. Bouloukos and Graeme R. Newman. PHYLLIS A. SCHULTZE is an information specialist at the Criminal Justice Library at Rutgers University, where she earned a master's in library science. Ms. Schultze is co-chair of the World Criminal Justice Library Network and vice chair of the library committee for the American Correctional Association. She is a member of the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. ADAM C. BOULOUKOS is an Officer in the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Division, United Nations Office at Vienna. He acts as systems operator at the United Nations Crime and Justice Information Network and is responsible for the periodic United Nations Surveys of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems. He has acted as co-editor of the International Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems. He is a former instructor at the School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany, SUNY, where he earned a master of arts degree. His doctoral thesis is an analysis of the application of United Nations human rights standards in prisons. Mr. Bouloukos is a member of the American Society of Criminology. (The views expressed by Mr. Bouloukos are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the United Nations.) GRAEME R. NEWMAN is a professor at the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany, SUNY. He earned a doctorate in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Newman has written numerous books, including Just and Painful: A Case for the Corporal Punishment of Criminals 2d ed. and The Punishment Response 2d ed.

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