Take a look at the Journal Articles page on the Justice Studies Library Resource Guide to find relevant journals and databases
Visit the Law & Justice Studies and Emergency Management, Policing & Public Safety listings for all potentially useful databases in your area. Note that you don't have to use every database for every assignment - but nor should you restrict your search to one database only.
When you go into a journal database you will notice that many of them feature multiple search boxes that are stacked one above the other in rows.
While they may look intimidating, they can make your search process easier.
Think of each row as a train of thought. For example, if you were searching for an article about the ethical collection of evidence by police, you could use a new row for each element of your topic. In this case you might search for:
1st search row: ethic*
2nd search row: investigat* OR collect*
3rd search row: evidence
Entered as in the screenshot below:
Tip: If you want to learn more about how to maximise your search using search strategies, contact the Library. We can assist you in creating an effective search strategy.
Take a look at the video below for a demonstration of how to search within ProQuest and Informit databases.
Go to either the Australian Criminology Database (CINCH) database or the ProQuest Criminal Justice database, and try searching for some of the keywords or key concepts you identified from your assessment question. Check out the Topic Analysis box on the Plan page of this guide for a refresher on the key concepts from your assessment question.