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Author's name (last name, first name and middle initial).  Date (year only).  "Title of the article in double quotation marks." in the Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice [On-line Journal], Volume and issue number (e.g., Vol. 1(1)). Available at: (url). Accessed: (Date of access: Day, Month, Year. e.g., 12 Aug 02).


Smith, Bruce J.  2002.  "Juvenile Crime Rates in Texas: Facts and Fiction." in the Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice [Online Journal], Vol. 1(2). Available at:  Accessed: 12 Aug 02.

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