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Researching Hot Topics: Crime


Suggested Keywords

Crime AND:

  • Prevention OR intervention
  • Youth OR juvenile
  • Violence OR drugs 
  • Corrections OR punishment OR punitive
  • Laws OR legislation OR policy
  • Poverty

Police OR policing OR law enforcement AND:

  • Accountability OR transparency
  • Use of force
  • Discrimination OR racism
  • Training
  • Abolish OR reform

Incarceration OR imprisonment AND:

  • Sentencing
  • Racial justice
  • Youth justice
  • Gender justice
  • Voting rights


More videos can be found in the following library databases:

Books & eBooks

Books contain historical, comprehensive, and detailed information

Search for books and more using Primo, the library's one search tool:


Or go directly to Primo Search for more options.


Articles are good sources of current studies, reports, data, & statistics

Research databases contain articles from magazines, scholarly/academic journals, and trade journals.

To find articles about crime, start here:

If you are looking for local newspaper articles, try using ProQuest News & Newspapers. Be sure to include Hawaii as one of your search terms.

  • ProQuest US West Newsstream Full-text articles includes the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Honolulu Advertiser, and Honolulu Star-Bulletin


Websites are easy to find and access. Find professional organizations and reputable news source