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Library Resources for CJ352

Unit 4: Discussion Topic

Topic: Technology's Impact on Corrections

For this week's discussion, review the Criminal Justice Testing and Evaluation Consortium reports and the other articles provided in the reading area.

  • Choose one of the seven trends presented in the articles:
    • Contraband and drones
    • Chatbots
    • Detecting and managing drug contraband
    • Mitigating contraband via the mail
    • Contraband detection
    • Detecting and managing cell phone contraband
    • Artificial intelligence in corrections
  • Share how technology is expected to impact corrections in this trend.
  • What are some uses of the technology used to deal with this trend?
  • Share your perspective on this trend:
    • What are the strengths of technology in addressing issues identified in these trends?
    • What are some limitations or weaknesses you see regarding technology's effectiveness in addressing this trend?

Below are suggested keywords to try on the SEARCH page of this guide and in any of the suggested databases below.

  • technology in corrections
  • technology correctional facilities
  • technology utilization correctional facilities
  • technologies corrections officer

Suggested Library Databases

Finding Journal Articles and other Publications

To search for reputable journal articles, search ProQuest Criminal Justice, a subset of ProQuest Central that focuses just on the law enforcement-related journals provided by ProQuest. This helps focus your research and cuts out publication types unlikely to have good info on this topic like newspapers.

Finding Articles in Reference Sources - Dictionaries and Encyclopedias 

Looking for a great database to begin your research? Credo Reference and Gale eBooks provides simple topic overviews.

Finding Audio/Visual Materials 

Looking for more than just articles? Alexander Street Video and Films on Demand offer great visual material.