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Library Resources for CJ352

Unit 8 Assignment

Use the resources on this page to help you find credible sources to support your research.

Team Assignment

For this assignment, you and your peers are deciding on the proper sentence for the following case. Your response will include the initial sentence through the completion of time served to include a follow-up plan based on restorative justice ideas. This assignment consists of formal Discussion Board postings and a PowerPoint presentation to be submitted by one team member.

Case Details

  • Defendant: Joe Smith
  • Crime committed: Aggravated identity theft (against a coworker)
  • No prior offense
  • Age of crime: 21 years 2 months

Your Assignment:

As a team, you will sentence Joe to his initial punishment using a sentencing model and a goal of criminal sentencing. Keep in mind part of this assignment is to suggest a follow-up program for Joe using the principles of restorative justice. You will explain how you will manage the program to ensure the principles are addressed.

You will have three main items to address:

  1. Choose a sentencing model (team to choose one).
  2. Choose a sentencing goal (team to choose one).
  3. Identify 2 principles of restorative justice.
    • The first step will be, as a team, to choose the sentencing model, the sentencing goal, and the two principles of restorative justice.
  4. Explain how you will administer the restorative justice program, assuring the principles are managed effectively.

Visit the unit assignment area for more details about additional requirements 

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.

  • criminal sentencing
  • criminal sentencing models
  • restorative justice in corrections

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 materials.