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Library Resources for CJ352

Unit 3 Assignment

Inmate Considerations for Special Populations

For this assignment, three different inmates will be presented. You must write a 3-5 page paper indicating what special considerations should be addressed for each of the three inmates. Use the book and other sources to explain what each of them can expect to encounter while serving their sentences.

Inmate 1:

Charlie B. is a drug addict charged with a violent crime and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Inmate 2:

Linus W. is a 40-year-old diagnosed with HIV and charged with the attempted murder of his girlfriend.

Inmate 3:

Snoopy B. is a 72-year-old male sentenced to life for killing a clerk at a convenience store during a robbery.

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.

  • prisons OR jails inmate special populations
  • special populations correctional facilities
  • inmates drug addiction
  • inmates with HIV
  • older adult inmates

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.