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NCJ Number: 91877 Find in a Library
Title: How and Where To Find the Facts - Researching Police Science
Author(s): J E Whitehouse
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 64
Sponsoring Agency: R and E Publishers
Saratoga, CA 95070
Sale Source: R and E Publishers
P.O. Box 2008
Saratoga, CA 95070
United States of America
Type: Directory
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This booklet is a guide to bibliographies, abstracts, catalogs, directories, indices, journals, and professional associations helpful in researching police science.
Abstract: The first part of this guide describes sources for researching the criminal justice system. There are listings covering attitude surveys, research centers, research methods, how to obtain a grant, how to get published, a wide variety of statistical sources, and materials covering writing. The directories listed provide the names of persons, institutions, professional associations, libraries, etc. Dictionaries and encyclopedias are listed as well. Professional associations are listed because correspondence with officers and individual members can prove to be important contacts in research. The general research sources presented describe a number of nonspecific areas which should be covered by the researcher. Some of these include archives, conference publications, dissertations, microfilms, photographs, and pamphlets. The list of police science bibliographies describes volumes that lead to thousands of individual listings, and the periodicals and journals presented are important in providing timely information. The appendixes contain sources for locating publishers' addresses for books and journals along with a list of abbreviations.
Index Term(s): Criminal justice research; Periodicals; Police; Police reference materials; Professional organizations; Publications lists; Reference materials
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