Course: Hum 502-02 Human Conduct and Values

Professor Sergia Hay

Community Services

This guide is designed to help you research topics: Juvenile Justice, Corporal Punishment and Poverty. It includes an index of scholarly sources that should be used. Included in the list are websites and search engines that will be helpful in your research. If you have any trouble finding these sources, please ask a librarian for help. Good Luck! Any comments or suggestions are welcome!



The on-line catalog provides access to the Library's collection of approximately 40,000 books, periodicals and audio-visual titles. These resources may be used to find information for assignments or general interest.
Tutorial for searching catalog and ordering books from Metro Boston Library Network (includes Boston Public Library)

Good Search Terms to use: words or phrase

  • juvenile justice
  • corporal punishment and inmates
  • poverty and urban

Reference Books

  • Encyclopedias
Encyclopedia of Crime & Jutice, volume set, edited by Joshua Dressler, Boston: Macmillan Reference USA, 2002. Ref. HV6017 .E52 2002.
Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, edited by Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, NY: Macmillan Reference USA, 2001. Ref. HV5804 .E53 2001
Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement, edited by Larry E. Sullivan, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2005. Ref. HV7921 .E53 2005
  • Handbook
Oxford Handbook of Criminology, edited by Mike Maguire, Rod Morgan and Robert Reiner, NY: Oxford University Press, 1997. Ref. HV6025 .O87 1997

Reference Books Online

(selected titles)
The Columbia Encyclopedia
The Columbia Encyclopedia

The Columbia Encyclopedia

Columbia Encyclopedia 2004, providing some comprehensive information about "community" and "inmates"

The Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology
The Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology

The Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology

Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology 2000, providing around 87 entries about "community corrections".


Browse these paper journals and magazines in the library's first floor periodicals section for articles.
  • Corrections
  • Newsweek
  • Times
  • U.S News and Reports


Access to millions of journal, magazine, newspaper and reference source articles through our research databases.

Web sites

Lesley University


Selecting a topic

prepared by the Pima Community College Library.

Corporal Punishment

Cameroon Juvenile Justice

UNICEF: Poverty drives Kenyan girls into sex work.


There are many good web sites on the internet. These web sites have been evaluated by library staff. Remember to always evaluate internet resources. To find out more about evaluating web sites, Cornell University Library has a very good guide.

Open Access journals

Basic Research Help

Please click the Ask a Librarian icon if you have any questions concerning these guides, need help finding material for your research or any general questions you might have.

General Library Information

Any questions about this research guide, please contact Ted Intarabumrung,