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CQ Researcher covers reporting and analysis on topics in the news, including:
❖ crime and civil liberties
❖ international affairs
❖ the environment
❖ the US economy.
Each 12,000-word CQ Researcher report is a unique work, investigated and written by a seasoned journalist, professionally fact-checked, and footnoted to facilitate further research.
Each report includes:
Overview introduces the subject under consideration and poses questions such as, "Should minors who commit adult crimes be tried as adults?" or "Is a liberal arts education the best way to prepare for the workplace?"
Background, which provides a history of the topic, including pertinent policy and legal decisions.
Current Situation provides a snapshot of the issue at the time of publication,
Outlook is a projection of what the future may bring. The
Pro/Con brings together statements from representatives of opposing positions on the topic, including sidebars on other dimensions of the subject.
Chronology offers a list of key events in the issue's history, and graphics and data also help illuminate the topic.
Bibliography containing an annotated list of key sources, and "Next Step," an additional bibliography providing sources related to particular questions considered in the report. "Contacts" are also provided.
Authors quote a range of sources, including lawmakers, academics, interest group representatives, government officials as well as citizens involved in the issue.