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CJ 496: International Crime (Block): News Article

Your Source: News Article

Anger at Amensty vote to liberalise sex trade.

Bannerman, L. (2015, August 12). Anger at Amnesty vote to liberalise sex trade. The Times (London). pp. 19.

Questions to Address in Evaluating your Source

Read over the article individually. Then, as a group, complete the questions.

  1. What are the key issues being addressed in the news article? 

  2. What kinds of evidence or data is used by the author or those quoted within the article? Does the evidence seem credible? Why or why not? 

  3. How would you characterize the depth of the article? How thorough or detailed is it? 

  4. What is The Times? What can you find out about The Times? Look for information on Google. Does it seem like a credible source of information? Why or why not? 

  5. Summarize your overall evaluation of this source in the context of your research on trafficking in women. How does it relate? What are its strengths? Its limitations?

  6. 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 article or information referenced in this article but not cited. 

How your Source was Located

Your source was found using LexisNexis Academic, a database that can be found in the News tab of your CJ 496 Research Guide.