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CJ 496: International Crime (Block): Home

Introduction to the CJ 496: International Crime Research Guide

This guide is designed to orient you to relevant resources in order to locate and evaluate credible information sources for your final paper where you will examine a specific type of international or transnational crime and propose methods that can potentially reduce its occurrence. 

The resources on this guide are designed to help you become familiar with some of the key resources that can provide you information on some of these crimes, including but not limited to various forms of terrorism, trafficking, genocide, war crimes, etc. 

Contents will include the following types of information resources to help you locate relevant information for the aforementioned assignment:

  • Databases & specific peer-reviewed journals for scholarly journal articles
  • Websites for government and other relevant agencies as well as NGOs and specific recommended resources from these entities for background information to provide context and function as well as analytical publications and statistics, depending on the entity.
  • Databases and web links for news 
  • Resources for law review articles

Search the Catalog: Books, Articles, & Government Documents

This content is on the main page of your research guide as it will allow you to search for a multitude of sources using our catalog WorldCat Discovery, which can be located at the main library webpage. 

WorldCat Discovery contains books, scholarly journal articles, government publications, and more. This is a good place to start looking for books, which will help provide you with background information. As well, it's a good place to start off when you're searching for other sources as well, though you'll notice you will get many more results in WorldCat than you do with a database. That being said, as you progress, you might want to go directly to a database for scholarly journal articles. 

Search the following subject headings (these are classifications -- more detailed than keywords and essentially like searching a hashtag) to retrieve information relevant to some of the international/transnational crimes mentioned in your final paper guidelines.

Transnational Crime.

Transnational Crime -- prevention.

Transnational Crime -- Government policy.

Human trafficking.

Forced labor -- prevention.

Hijacking of aircraft.

Hijacking of aircraft -- prevention.

Airport security measures.

Drug control.

Drug abuse and crime.

Subject Librarian


Lidiya Grote

Social Sciences Teaching and Faculty Outreach Librarian

Ekstrom Library