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Social Justice: Policing & Incarceration: Researching Your Topic


The other pages in this research guide are designed to help researchers contextualize and understand the some of the broader concepts. This page is meant to be your springboard into independent research. 

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Finding Additional Scholarly Resources

Suggested Search Terms

Whether searching via Eaglesearch, within databases, or online try these terms either as keywords or in combination with each other.

African Americans --Legal status, laws, etc

African Americans -- United States -- Social conditions

Anti-racism -- United States

Black Lives Matter Movement

Black White Relations

Civil Rights

Crime and Race -- United States

Criminal Justice, Administration of -- United States

Criminal Sentences

Cultural Competence


Discrimination in Criminal Justice Administration -- United States

Equality Before the Law

Government Liability


Injustice -- Demographic Aspects

Intercultural Communication

Interpersonal Relations -- United States


Law -- Political Aspects

Law Enforcement -- United States

Mass Incarceration

Police -- Complaints against

Police Misconduct -- Law and Legislation

Police Shootings -- Laws, Regulations, and Rules

Police Shootings -- United States


Race Awareness -- United States

Race Discrimination -- United States

Race Relations

Racial Discrimination

Racial Profiling in Law Enforcement -- United States

Racism -- United States

Sociological Jurisprudence

Tort Liability of Police -- United States

United States -- Race relations

Whites -- Race Identity -- United States

Whites -- United States -- Attitudes

Best Bet Databases

For most topics related to social justice, law, and policing, we recommend the following databases.

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