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Writing 60: Argument & Research: Mass Incarceration

Recommended resources for students working on their Writing 60 research and writing assignments.

Find Sources

These databases can find all types of articles and multi-modal resources. However, they are best at finding academic research articles. Do you need a scholarly or peer reviewed article? It's a good idea to begin here.

Find books in the library:

Online reference (or background) resources on mass incarceration:

Select bibliography of contemporary works on mass incarceration:

Newspaper Resources

Criminal Justice News

Criminal Justice News sites link out to corrections and sentencing related stories daily.

Activate Subscriptions to Current Newspapers

Click each link to learn how to activate your complimentary subscription to these newspapers, courtesy of UCI Libraries. You only have to activate once to get started, and renew each year while you are at UCI. VPN required to activate. 

These are examples of multimodal information sources. There are many other types of multimodal information and writing. Please consult with your writing instructor about how to incorporate multimodals into your writing assignment.

Statistics and Data - General

Criminal Justice Data & Statistics

Images and Media

A round graph demonstrating how many people are locked up and in what type of prison facilities they are in.

A highly selective sample of non-governmental criminal justice policy and research making organizations -- Other unlisted sites may prove equally valuable and valid for purposes of your research.

Additional Research Support

Help Bubble

Schedule a Research Consultation

Schedule an appointment to get one-on-one research assistance from a librarian.

Visit a Peer Tutor

Get help with your writing from a peer writing consultant.