You are hereHome › College of Education & Professional Studies (CEPS) › Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice › Denney, Andrew › How to write a literature review Style APAChicagoHarvardIEEEMLATurabian Choose the citation style. Denney, A. S., & Tewksbury, R. (2013). How to write a literature review. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 24(2), 218-234. doi:10.1080/10511253.2012.730617 Download PDF How to write a literature review Details Title How to write a literature review Contributor(s) Denney, Andrew S. (author)Tewksbury, Richard (author) Located In Journal of criminal justice education ISSN 1051-1253 Date 2013 DOI 10.1080/10511253.2012.730617 Use/Reproduction 2012 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Abstract Learning how to effectively write a literature review is a critical tool for success for an academic, and perhaps even professional career. Being able to summarize and synthesize prior research pertaining to a certain topic not only demonstrates having a good grasp on available information for a topic, but it also assists in the learning process. Although literature reviews are important for one’s academic career, they are often misunderstood and underdeveloped. This article is intended to provide both undergraduate and graduate students in the criminal justice field specifically, and social sciences more generally, skills and perspectives on how to develop and/or strengthen their skills in writing a literature review. Included in this discussion are foci on the structure, process, and art of writing a literature review.