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Criminal Justice: Correction & Police Foundations

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Magazines vs Journals

Magazines (popular sources):
general interest stories which may refer to research but do not contain original research

  • written by the general public
  • are not peer-reviewed
  • rarely include citations
  • tend to be shorter, about 200 words to a few pages

Journals (scholarly sources):

  • original research published in journals
  • written by experts in the field
  • are usually peer-reviewed (evaluated by other experts in the same field)
  • include citations
  • usually are longer, about 10-30 pages

Source: University of Victory Libraries. Research Tips. Retrieved Sept 2016.