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ANSS Criminal Justice Discussion Group

Saturday, June 28, 2014
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Susie Skarl, Liaison to the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, University of Nevada, Las Vegas is the speaker.  Ms. Skarl will discuss the following topic:

More than Just the Facts: Engaging Library Users in Telling the Crime Story through Multidisciplinary Resources

In the 1950s TV show and 1987 movie, “Dragnet,” Detective Sergeant Joe Friday stated, "All we want are the facts." While facts and figures are vital to criminal justice research with students, faculty, and public patrons, there are a myriad of criminological, historical, sociological, business, government, scholarly, and popular culture resources that can engage library users with exploring the rest of the story.

The discussion will focus on using multidisciplinary resources to engage library users into investigating and telling the rest of a criminal story.  Discussion ideas include strategies on how to adapt this idea for undergraduates & graduates, receiving buy-in from faculty members, and assessing the effectiveness of this approach.

The event will be held at LVCC, N203.