Book reviews can help one's research by finding relevant material that a professional in the field has already critiqued. Some databases allow one to locate book reviews. Search by title and add keyword 'review'. If a book is reviewed in a related field, then one should search that dicipline's database, e.g. a book by a sociologist may be reviewed by a journal and indexed in Sociological Abstracts.
Search criminal justice databases for book reviews.
Criminal Justice Abstracts contains hundreds of in-depth abstracts of current books, book chapters, journal articles, government reports, and dissertations published worldwide. Criminal Justice Abstracts also offers extensive coverage of new books from scholarly and commercial publishers and valuable reports from public and private agencies in many nations.
A joint project of Rutgers School of Law–Newark and Rutgers School of Criminal Justice. It features expert and concise reviews of significant books in criminal law, criminal procedure, and criminal justice, written by top scholars in the field.