Before you begin looking for resources, spend a few minutes developing a research plan. This can help you focus your ideas and help determine where you should start.
Look at the assignment
What are you being required to create? A new law? A process for criminal procedure? A Public Relation move?
How many resources do you need?
What are the key topics?
Group of Persons
Place (City, State, Region, etc. where you have authorirty)
Do you need to analyze or include statistics on crime?
Do you need to show what can prevent crime?
Law and Policy
Do you need to find specific laws or policies?
Do you need government documents?
Do you need authority from the government for an action?
When you search for articles, books, and other information, you need to use keywords. Below is a list of keywords or categories of keywords that could be used in the library databases. You can use this on their own or mix and match them to narrow your results.