As you do your research and create a crime prevention proposal with your literature review, there are a number of factors to keep in mind. These include vocabulary, concept mapping, and effective searching. The three types of crime prevention being studied in your course (primary, secondary, tertiary) are important. Finally, types of sources, evaluating and citing sources, and tools for finding sources of research are critical.
|Types of Sources / Evaluating Sources||Tools for finding sources:|
|Types of Sources|
|Evaluating Sources||Journal Title Finder|
|Citing Sources||Google Scholar or Google Books|
|Other Guides (See Related Guides)|
Choosing a vocabulary for your research is important. Knowing that database vendors can use different terminologies is critical. Be creative and consider concept mapping your ideas, concepts, and terms to help you explore your topic fully. A few suggestions to start with. You can combine these words with other aspects of your research question or topic:
|Crime Prevention Research or Studies||Crime Prevention Strategies|
|Situational Crime Prevention|
|Crime Prevention History|
|Community Safety||Crime Prevention Partnerships|
When doing your research, concepts from your JUST 320 course related to the different types of crime prevention can and should inform your searching and choice of vocabulary.
|Physical Environment||Situational Crime Prevention||Rehabilitation or Treatment|
|Neighborhood Crime Prevention||At Risk People||Restoration of Community or Individuals|
Schools, speed limits, building design,
|Adverse Childhood Experiences||Future Crime Prevention, Deterrence|