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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?
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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.
Encyclopedia of Social Deviance -- 2014Drawing contributions from across the social and behavioral sciences, including sociology, anthropology, criminology, politics, psychology, and religion, this work introduces readers to the lively field of rule-making and rebellion that strikes at the core of what it means to be an individual living in a social world.
ISBN: 9781452240336 eISBN: 9781483340463
Encyclopedia of Community Corrections - 2012Explores all aspects of community corrections, from its philosophical foundation to its inception in the 1970s through current day issues regarding this aspect of the criminal justice system.