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Criminal Justice & Criminology

This collection offers an historical overview of how criminal justice has changed in American and English law and the effect criminology has had in facilitating those changes.

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The search bar is stationary throughout HeinOnline. After entering the Criminal Justice & Criminology Library, the search bar will search within only this database. Click Advanced Search to perform a search of all titles using custom drop downs unique to this collection. Need a refresher on how to construct a perfect search? Click Search Help for a quick reference guide to commonly used search syntax.

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Search for a particular topic using the search bar. For example, enter the phrase “solitary confinement” inside quotation marks into the search bar. Use the facets on the left side of the page to narrow your results by Subjects, Date, Document Type, Section Type, Location, Title, Organization, and Person. Terms matching the search query appear in bold text within the matching text page snippets. Sort search results by relevance, volume date, and title. Save to your MyHein, email a result, display download options, or download a PDF using the icons on the right side of each search result.  Use the icons next to the sort-by bar to modify your current search, to search within results, to toggle all matching text pages, or to turn OFF infinite scroll.

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About Venn Diagram Search

HeinOnline's Venn Diagram Search offers a visual representation of how search terms interact with each other to help users both refine their current search terms and become better researchers going forward.

Access Venn Diagram search under Advanced Search. Searches are constructed by stringing together multiple terms separated by the Boolean operator "AND," with phrases grouped together in quotation marks. For example, search for "wrongful conviction" AND murder AND dna to bring up 380 results in the Venn Diagram.

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The results displayed on the right side of the page pertain to the search as we originally constructed it (represented by the red slice in the center of the intersecting circles). If we're interested in the results in the other circles, select Clear for the ability to hover over the different segments of the diagram. Once Clear is clicked, the 380 results will vanish from the right side of the page. Now as users hover over the diagram they will see all possible search term combinations from our original query. In our example, we can see results for dna AND murder, "wrongful conviction" AND murder, "wrongful conviction" AND dna, and the terms dna, "wrongful conviction," and murder individually. Click one of these highlighted circles or intersections to explore their results. For example, we can change our search to see the 493 results for "wrongful conviction" AND dna by clicking that slice of the diagram. Sort the results, save or export, turn to the specific page of a result, or start at the beginning of a given title.