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Library Resources for CJ352

Unit 8: Discussion Topic

Topic: The Seven Goals of Sentencing

This week you learned about the seven goals of sentencing. Which goal do you support the most for a violent offender? What goal do you think is most appropriate for a non-violent offender? Explain your responses using information gained from the course readings and outside academic research.

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

  • goal of criminal sentencing
  • criminal sentencing guidelines
  • violent offender sentencing
  • non-violent offender sentencing

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.