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Prof. Zwick - CJ111 Intro to Crim. Justice FALL 2021: Background Information

Why Do Background Research?

When you do background research, you can find:

  • Words or phrases that are specific to your topic.
  • Information that answers basic information on your topic. 
  • Major ideas related to your topic.
  • People, places, time periods that are relevant to your topic.
  • Additional readings on your topic.

Questions to consider while doing your research:

               What is the purpose of the assignment?

               What kind of information will you need to find?

               What types of sources will you need?

               How will you search for them?

               Where will you find these sources?

FBI: Famous Cases and Criminals

United States, U.S. Department of Justice. “Bonne and Clyde.” FBI: Famous Cases & Criminals, U.S. Department of Justice, https://www.fbi.gov/history/famous-cases/bonnie-and-clyde. Accessed 6 Feb. 2020.

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