Reference sources like encyclopedias are excellent resources for discovering background information on topics that are unfamiliar to you. They serve as springboards to more in-depth research by providing references for other books and articles.
To access the ebooks listed, from the catalog under Find a Copy Online, click on Connect to this title online; UW restricted.
When viewing the ebook, use the Index or Search to find the topic.
WEINREB, LLOYD L., and DAN M. KAHAN. "Homicide: Legal Aspects." Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice. Ed. Joshua Dressler. 2nd ed. Vol. 2. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2002. 786-797. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 25 Sep. 2012.
You can search the ebooks for the various prison areas to find related chapters. Use quotes around phrases.