Course Specific Research Support for CJA 225: Home

The purpose of this page is to link curriculum requirements, for developmentally-appropriate and discipline-specific research skills, to matching library instruction and information literacy support outcomes

Your Rights and the Police course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"Examinations, written assignments and projects."

From the Course Content:

"Major Judicial Decisions in Federal Constitutional Law."



Bridging competencies to support research and information seeking at this level:

  • Locate library databases
  • Locate state and federal law
  • Ability to question assumptions, and detect bias of information providers

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for CJA 225

  1. Locate relevant case law regarding Constitutional rights
  2. Identify and use legal journals
  3. Understand the format of legal citations


Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Select relevant library database(s) to search for case law
  2. Identify legal journals in library databases and in electronic form
  3. Identify indicators for citing cases and judicial decisions

Placement of courses on an Information Literacy Continuum

Courses Instructional Stages Student's Developmental Stage


Connecting to 

1. I know where the library is located and about some of the services provided.



Information Seeking

2. I can identify a topic, and identify useful information sources to read about it.


Literacy Skills

3. I can develop a topic statement, locate and use library sources, and begin  informational research.




Academic or Career/
Technical Related

4. I evaluate the sources I have found for relevancy to my field, and I know who some of the experts are.

CJA 225
Inquiry and Exploration for

5. I can identify pro- and con-positions on a topic. I can identify the perspectives of various experts in a field.

Discipline- or Area
of Study Specific

6. I can support my position on an issue with evidence. I can accurately summarize the scholarly or professional conversation.


Librarian Liaison to the Criminal Justice SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Veronica Vichit-Vadakan,   Librarian at the Cascade campus

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger