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CJE1233 - Drugs and Crime Course Guide

Resources to assist students in developing knowledge and understanding drug use, abuse, and addiction as well as law enforcement and legal responses to illegal use and distribution of drugs.

CJE1233 - Drugs and Crime Course Guide

Weekly Discussion

For assistance with this assignment:

Consider searching these databases for articles about criminal activity associated with drugs or controlled substances:

Watch this video demonstration of a search in News and Newspapers via ProQuest:

 

Course Project

Research Process: The Basics

  1. Define your topic.
  2. Do some background research.
  3. Use library resources to find relevant books, articles, reliable websites, videos to support your argument.  
  4. Evaluate the quality and reliability of the resources gathered.
  5. Take notes and record bibliographic information.
  6. Organize notes and create an outline.
  7. Write a rough draft.
  8. Insert citations for resources integrated into the paper.
  9. Proofread and polish.
  10. Submit paper to the Writing Lab

Recommended Library Databases

Visit the Research page and Database Help page in this Guide for helpful information about how to find high quality resources for your research assignments.

Below are recommended databases to consider:

Click on the box below to learn how to evaluate the quality of a resource:

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Reading Strategies

Before, During, and After Strategies for Reading will help you understand and remember what your read.  Great overall resource!

Improving Reading Comprehension is another resource to help you comprehend and retain more effectively.

SQ3R (Survey, Question, Read, Recall, Review) will lead you through steps to make sense of the text.

Mind Mapping will help your organize your thoughts and see how concepts interrelate. Great for studying too!

K-W-L (what I Know, what I Want to know, what I Learned) will help you activate and use your prior knowledge. So important to the learning process.                  

Utilize Learning Express for reading assistance. See Adult Learning Center - Becoming a Better Reader; see College Center - Reading Review. 

Skill Surfer can also help with Reading skills.  Select ESL, College, and/or Adult College Readiness topics.

How do I take notes that will be helpful?

 

FAQs:

Beat your test anxiety by being prepared!

How can you better prepare for taking tests and quizzes?  Consult the Student Success GuideTest-taking tab for helpful tips that will improve your test-taking skills.

 

Looking for additional help?

Make a research appointment with the School of Justice Studies Librarian

  • Schedule a 30-minute appointment to learn where to find high quality resources
  • Perfect your database searching skills through one-on-one instruction

Make an appointment with a Criminal Justice Tutor in Tutor Match

  • Our tutors are current Criminal Justice students, so they understand the challenges of the assignments unique to this class.
  • It is never too early to see a tutor.  Tutors can help clarify instructions, share tips specific to writing a thesis statement, walk you through library database search techniques, and coach you through APA formatting.
  • You can schedule an appointment with a tutor using Tutor Match. Select Criminal Justice/LE from the drop-down menu and then select Drugs & Crime for tutors trained specifically to help with this class.

Writing & APA Help

Weekly Discussion

For assistance with this assignment:

Weekly Quiz: Beat your test anxiety by being prepared!

How can you better prepare for taking tests and quizzes?  Consult the Student Success GuideTest-taking tab for helpful tips that will improve your test-taking skills.

Course Project

Consider using the following library databases and web resources to begin your research:

Start your search in Discovery to find books, articles, and other resources:

eBook databases:

Article databases:

Government Websites

Search Tip:  Use key words when searching databases to get the best results.  Start broad (i.e., heroin) and add terms to narrow your search results.

Watch this short video about how to create a search statement to use in a library database.

Looking for additional help?

Make a research appointment with the School of Justice Studies Librarian

  • Schedule a 30-minute appointment to learn where to find high quality resources
  • Perfect your database searching skills through one-on-one instruction

Make an appointment with a Criminal Justice Tutor in Tutor Match

  • Our tutors are current Criminal Justice students, so they understand the challenges of the assignments unique to this class.
  • It is never too early to see a tutor.  Tutors can help clarify instructions, share tips specific to writing a thesis statement, walk you through library database search techniques, and coach you through APA formatting.
  • You can schedule an appointment with a tutor using Tutor Match. Select Criminal Justice/LE from the drop-down menu and then select Drugs & Crime for tutors trained specifically to help with this class.

Writing & APA Help

Click the image below to access the Writing Guide:

Click the image below to access the Writing Guide:

 

Weekly Discussion

For assistance with this assignment:

Weekly Quiz: Beat your test anxiety by being prepared!

How can you better prepare for taking tests and quizzes?  Consult the Student Success GuideTest-taking tab for helpful tips that will improve your test-taking skills.

Course Project

Research Process: The Basics

  1. Define your topic.
  2. Do some background research.
  3. Use library resources to find relevant books, articles, reliable websites, videos to support your argument.  
  4. Evaluate the quality and reliability of the resources gathered.
  5. Take notes and record bibliographic information.
  6. Organize notes and create an outline.
  7. Write a rough draft.
  8. Insert citations for resources integrated into the paper.
  9. Proofread and polish.
  10. Submit paper to the Writing Lab

Recommended Library Databases

Visit the Research page and Database Help page in this Guide for helpful information about how to find high quality resources for your research assignments.

Consider searching these databases for articles about the connection between substance abuse and criminal behavior:

Government Websites:

Looking for additional help?

Make a research appointment with the School of Justice Studies Librarian

  • Schedule a 30-minute appointment to learn where to find high quality resources
  • Perfect your database searching skills through one-on-one instruction

Make an appointment with a Criminal Justice Tutor in Tutor Match

  • Our tutors are current Criminal Justice students, so they understand the challenges of the assignments unique to this class.
  • It is never too early to see a tutor.  Tutors can help clarify instructions, share tips specific to writing a thesis statement, walk you through library database search techniques, and coach you through APA formatting.
  • You can schedule an appointment with a tutor using Tutor Match. Select Criminal Justice/LE from the drop-down menu and then select Drugs & Crime for tutors trained specifically to help with this class.

Writing & APA Help

Weekly Discussion

For assistance with this assignment:

Discussion Help: How to Build an Argument

Beat your test anxiety by being prepared!

How can you better prepare for taking tests and quizzes?  Consult the Student Success GuideTest-taking tab for helpful tips that will improve your test-taking skills.

Course Project

Recommended Library Databases

Visit the Research page and Database Help page in this Guide for helpful information about how to find high quality resources for your research assignments.

Consider searching these databases for articles about the role of law enforcement in preventing drug trafficking and drug-related crime:

Government Websites:

Looking for additional help?

Make a research appointment with the School of Justice Studies Librarian

  • Schedule a 30-minute appointment to learn where to find high quality resources
  • Perfect your database searching skills through one-on-one instruction

Make an appointment with a Criminal Justice Tutor in Tutor Match

  • Our tutors are current Criminal Justice students, so they understand the challenges of the assignments unique to this class.
  • It is never too early to see a tutor.  Tutors can help clarify instructions, share tips specific to writing a thesis statement, walk you through library database search techniques, and coach you through APA formatting.
  • You can schedule an appointment with a tutor using Tutor Match. Select Criminal Justice/LE from the drop-down menu and then select Drugs & Crime for tutors trained specifically to help with this class.

Writing & APA Help

Weekly Discussion

For assistance with this assignment:

Consider searching these databases and websites for articles and information about drug addiction and the life of an addict:

Library Databases:

Government Websites:

Weekly Quiz: Beat your test anxiety by being prepared!

How can you better prepare for taking tests and quizzes?  Consult the Student Success GuideTest-taking tab for helpful tips that will improve your test-taking skills.

Course Project

In addition to the library databases and government websites listed in the "Weekly Discussion" area above, consider searching these databases for information about heroin addiction:

Looking for additional help?

Make a research appointment with the School of Justice Studies Librarian

  • Schedule a 30-minute appointment to learn where to find high quality resources
  • Perfect your database searching skills through one-on-one instruction

Make an appointment with a Criminal Justice Tutor in Tutor Match

  • Our tutors are current Criminal Justice students, so they understand the challenges of the assignments unique to this class.
  • It is never too early to see a tutor.  Tutors can help clarify instructions, share tips specific to writing a thesis statement, walk you through library database search techniques, and coach you through APA formatting.
  • You can schedule an appointment with a tutor using Tutor Match. Select Criminal Justice/LE from the drop-down menu and then select Drugs & Crime for tutors trained specifically to help with this class.

Writing & APA Help

Weekly Discussion

For assistance with this assignment:

Consider searching these databases and websites for articles and information about the pros and cons of methadone as a treatment for addiction:

Library Databases:

Government Websites:

Weekly Quiz: Beat your test anxiety by being prepared!

How can you better prepare for taking tests and quizzes?  Consult the Student Success GuideTest-taking tab for helpful tips that will improve your test-taking skills.

Looking for additional help?

Make an appointment with a Criminal Justice Tutor in Tutor Match

  • Our tutors are current Criminal Justice students, so they understand the challenges of the assignments unique to this class.
  • It is never too early to see a tutor.  Tutors can help clarify instructions, share tips specific to writing a thesis statement, walk you through library database search techniques, and coach you through APA formatting.
  • You can schedule an appointment with a tutor using Tutor Match. Select Criminal Justice/LE from the drop-down menu and then select Drugs & Crime for tutors trained specifically to help with this class.

American Psychological Associaton (APA) citation style is an editorial style that governs:

  1. How to format your paper in Microsoft Word.
  2. How to include resources in your paper. 

View the video below for an introduction to this editorial style:

Below are some APA essentials:

APA Paper Template--Download this pre-formatted APA Paper to use for all of your APA assignments!  Watch the video for tips on how to use this time-saving template.

APA Sample Paper: The APA Sample paper includes helpful tips and information about the APA style and can be used as a model for any research paper written in the APA Style. 

APA Paper Checklist - Use this checklist to review your APA papers and assignments!

Use NoodleTools to generate APA citations.  You can also use NoodleTools to format your annotated bibliography. 

Click the image below to access to the APA Guide:
 
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