I need to find an academic article regarding a case about property crime.
We have a number of academic resources that deal with criminal justice in general. Try going to our research guide for the Criminal Justice subject. Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text and Proquest Criminal Justice would be my first two recommendations for this search. They will find academic articles. For finding cases, I would recommend either WestLaw Campus Research or LexisNexis Academic.
If you use WestLaw Campus Research, be sure that you look at the top left of the screen. It defaults to News and Business - you want to click the Law tab. Then select the types of cases you want (federal, state, supreme court) and any other restrictions you want to apply.