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Social Science, Crime & Law   Tags: crime, criminal law, criminal_law, law, social science, social_science  

This guide was created for Professor Katheryn Russell-Brown's Social Science, Crime & Law class.
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What is Social Science?

Social Science: 1. The study of people in society; specif., a branch of knowledge dealing with a particular phase or aspect of human society. 2. One of several subjects relating to the study of people in society, examples being history, politics, sociology, sociolinguistics, and anthropology.

-- Black's Law Dictionary, 10th ed. 


Social Science Materials

  1. Data/Statistics about "What is".
  2. Commentary or Conclusions about "What the Data Means".
  3. Legal Reform and Policy Arguments about "What the Data Should Be"

Government, academic, and organizational databases provide the types of social science materials listed above.  

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