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CRIM 416 - Working with Offenders: for Raymond Hall's students

In this course, students learn the basic structure of the counseling process with offenders, including techniques and practice skills

APA Citation Style Guide

Library Prize for Undergraduate Research

Examples of Topics - Spring 2012

SEXUAL PREDATOR LAWS - EVOLUTION

PUNISHMENT OF SEXUAL ABUSE IN THE U.S.

CIVIL COMITTMENT OF SEXUAL OFFENDERS

JUVENILE SEXUAL OFFENDERS TREATMENT AND THEORETICAL APPROACH

COMMONLY USED TREATMENTS FOR SEXUAL OFFENDERS

SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND THE IMPACT ON REOFFENDING

VICTIMS RIGHTS-SEX OFFENSE VICTIMS

SEX OFFENDER MOTIVATION

REPRESSED MEMORIES

INTERVIEWING THE CHILD VICTIM

ASSESING OFFENDERS-COMMON INSTRUMENTS AND TECHNIQUES-EFFECTIVENESS

MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT TECHNIQUES IN THE PRISON SYSTEM

PRISON BUDGETS AND MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT

MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT –GENDER DIFFERENCES-NEEDS AND DELIVERY

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT IN THE CORRECTIONAL SETTING

MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT AFTER CONFINEMENT

AFTERCARE OF PREVIOUSLY INCARCERATED SEX OFFENDERS

DRUG COURT CLIENTS-EFFECTIVENESS OF DRUG COURT

JUVENILE  OFFENDER MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT

GENDER SPECIFIC DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT

THE FEMALE SEX OFFENDER

FAMILY HISTORY OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL ADDICTION

SOCIOPATHY-ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDER

MENTAL ILLNESSES MOST PREVALENT IN THE CORRECTIONAL ENVIRONMENT

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND RACE AND ETHNICITY-AND MENTAL ILLNESS

ANGER MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES


THESE TOPICS ARE JUST SUGGESTIONS, ANY OF THESE OR ANY TOPIC SIMILAR WILL BE ACCEPTABLE-YOU SHOULD HOWEVER, ASK THE INSTRUCTOR FOR APPROVAL.

Peer Review

What is Peer Review?

It is the quality control system for scholarship.  It means that articles in a peer-reviewed journal must be scrutinized by experts before they are published.  SYNONYMS = 'academic', 'juried', 'refereed', 'scholarly'.

How can you tell when something is peer-reviewed?

1) When you are looking at a print copy, of an entire issue of a journal, the editorial board of scholars with academic credentials and institutional affiliations will be listed somewhere.  These are the 'peers' that review each published article.

2) Use a check box limit in your database search (when available).

3) Consult Ulrich's Periodicals Directory. (Search on the source title NOT the article title.)  An icon of a referee's jersey will indicate that the journal is peer-reviewed.

What is a Literature Review?

A literature review is a section of a scholarly article or book (usually toward the begining) which summarizes and evaluates previous scholarship.

The purpose of a literature review is to give an accurate and complete accounting of the current state of knowledge for whichever research question you are attempting to answer.  It is an essential feature of scholarship because without it the reader cannot judge how well-informed you are or how original your approach might be.

Most academic disciplines are included in our Annual Reviews online subscriptions.  Take a look at the Annual Reveiw of Sociology.  Looking at them can give you a sense of how it is done. 

What you end up writing will be probably be different in two ways.

1) You should have a much narrower focus.  These attempt to cover very broad topics.

2) You should delve back a number of years to learn everything you can about your topic.  These only try to account for what has happened over the last year.