Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015     Views: 99

I checked the IUP online catalog and we really don't have a lot of books about Boot Camps. I only found one that is specifically on the topic. It's title is "Correctional Boot Camps : Military Basic Training or a Model for Corrections?" This book has the call number HV 9278.5.C683 2004 (found on the 2nd floor of Stapleton Library) and uses the subject terms "Shock Incarceration" and "Criminals -- Rehabilitation" I also found a couple of other books that have a chapter or two on Boot Camps. To identify those titles, go to the PILOT Online Catalog (from the Library Home Page -- -- and select the "Online Catalog" option), and select the "Guided Search" option. Then enter "Boot Camp?" (include the question mark, but not the quotations -- that will tell the system to look for either "boot camp" or "boot camps") in the 1st search box. Make sure the next box says "as a phrase". If it doesn't use the drop down menu to select that option. Then click the "Search" button. You'll get a listing of any record that has the matching phrase. Some of them will be collections of readings about corrections and at least one of the readings will be about boot camps. Although we don't have a lot of information in books, I'm sure that you will find quite a bit of material in journal articles. I would recommend that you try the following databases: Criminal Justice Abstracts, Criminal Justice Periodical Index, NCJRS (National Criminal Justice Reference System), Sage Criminal Justice, Academic Search Complete, InfoTrac OneFile, Wilson OmniFile, and SocINDEX. A good search strategy for these databases is to enter: juvenil* and "boot camp*" The asterisk is the truncation character for these databases and tells the system to find anything that matches on the root part of the word. The quotation marks tell to system to look for a phrase. To find these databases, go to the Library Home Page and select the "Artilce Databases" option. Then select the database you want from alphabetic list. In many cases the full text of the article will be available online. If it isn't click on the "Check PILOT for holdings" link in each record to see if the title is owned or available through IUP.

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