Skip to Main Content
Your Source: Government Document
Questions to Address in Evaluating your Source
Read each question carefully, as the questions will tell you what part of the document to refer to (because you won't be reading all 90 pages of the document!).
- Who published this report? What is the mission of this organization? Do they seem credible? Why or why not?
- Read over page 3 (page #s of the document on bottom right) of the pdf. How does the Table of Contents influence your initial thoughts on this document? Are you able to find information on trafficking of women, specifically?
- How did the authors of this document gather their data? How easily did you locate this within the document?
- Skim through the Core Results and Executive Summary, located right after the Table of Contents. What kind of information is this document providing you? What seems to be the purpose of this document?
- Based on what you see present in the Table of Contents, what else might you want to research in relation to this article to get a more well-rounded view of the topic? Consider information missing in this source / information you'd want to use to supplement this research.
How your Source was Located
Your source was located using the UN-CTS - the United Nations Surveys on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems, a resource located in your CJ 496 Research Guide under the Statistics tab.