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Library Resources for CJ352

Unit 7 Assignment


This week’s assignment will focus on accreditation, the potential issues associated with the accreditation process, and how it can help a correctional institution.

Create a 5- to 10-slide PowerPoint presentation, not including the title and reference slides, that includes the following:

  • Identify at least two pros of accreditation.
  • Identify at least two weaknesses of accreditation.
  • Explain how accreditation can help a correctional institution.
  • Outline at least three potential political issues associated with the accreditation process.
  • Conclude with either support for or against a correctional institution becoming accredited.

Use the resources on this page to help you respond to the points of your presentation.

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

  • correctional institution accreditation
  • prison accreditation process
  • jail and prison accreditation
  • penal system accreditation process
  • politics of accreditation process correctional facilities 

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.