Canvas course developed by Tabitha Raber (Taft College and Bakersfield College).
Course PurposeWelcome to AJS-200 Current Issues in Criminal JusticeIn this course, we will be studying the major current issues facing the criminal justice system. We will use as our starting point the 2015 President's 21st Century Policing Task Force report on the police. This report came about after the death of Michael Brown, shot and killed by a Ferguson Missouri police officer. Many of the significant challenges to the way policing is carried out today came about following that one event. This course will allow you the student to examine the different calls for police reform and research the pros and cons of each. This course is an OER course meaning that there is NO TEXTBOOK to purchase. Instead, we will identify and use as our training material the governmental documents and other open resource documents on the internet to gain our insights into the topic of each week.
An interview conducted by the ACLU in March of 2005, preceding a Supreme Court hearing in the case of Castle Rock, Colorado v. Gonzales. This case determined the accountability of local law enforcement for failing to enforce court orders that protect victims of abuse by a spouse or acquaintance.
Worksheet for an initial meeting between an attorney and a defendant. Scenario focuses on a theft, but can be used for a different type of crime.
Welcome to the First Edition of an OER textbook for Penn State's CRIMJ 100 Course. This text was developed with the assistance of an Affordable Course Transformation grant from The Pennsylvania State University.
Looking for some legal research resources? Worried about how to find and read judicial opinions? Interested in learning more about case briefs? Concerned about your prior experience with legal terms?This online resource is designed to support learners taking courses that require legal reading, writing and research.
Learning Objective To familiarise students with the framework, key principles and statutes surrounding social work intervention with families and adult offenders.
This resource provides statistical data pertaining to state and local law enforcement, including: personnel, operating expenditures, 9-1-1 participation, computers and information systems, video cameras, police-public contact, and law enforcement training academies.
This Open Educational Resource text has been created from a combination of original content and materials compiled and adapted from a number of open text publications.Attributions are more clearly delineated in the License and Attributions area of this textbook, including descriptions of which sections were edited prior to their inclusion.This Open Textbook is designed to be a comprehensive coverage of Psychopathology and Abnormal behavior in a clinical context, reflecting past and current research, including coverage of the DSM-5. Note from the author* : The variability of the in text citations and the absence of foot notes, reflect the very nature of this compilation of various source materials. We hope that this will not distract the reader. Original texts can be found by following the attribution url, for those interested in original authors, especially when a reference to research has been made.*Dr. Sonja Miller is a Clinical Psychologist and Visiting Assistant Professor at Suny Albany and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Hudson Valley Community College (at the State University of New York at Albany).
The ability to communicate is critical to those who work in law enforcement. This book will examine the key principles of communication personnel in law enforcement require. Areas covered include listening skills, communicating tactics, interviewing skills, note-taking, report writing and testifying in court. Also covered is a section on PTSD and its interaction with law enforcement. Key here is that police officers should understand the relationship between PTSD and the need to communicate with others in seeking help and assistance. The book concludes with a section on the history of women in policing. It is the belief of the authors of this book, that women have played an enormous role in developing the communication within policing and have advanced the narrative of a more inclusive approach to communication.
Comprehensive textbook covering mainly race/ethnicity and the intersection of interactions with each area of the criminal justice system (police, courts, corrections). Special emphasis on multiculturalism and how to best communicate and resolve conflicts.
A supplement to the course CRIMJ 1165 - Computers & Criminal Justice at the College of DuPage. Includes readings, assignments, and explanatory materials.
This resource will be updated as needed. For the most recent version, visit: https://cod.pressbooks.pub/crimj1165/
Mock direct examination of a witness by the Prosecution. Accompanying recording (5:30 minutes) is included at approximately 128 WPM. The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) exam is approximately 120 WPM and the duration is 8 minutes.
This OER Textbook was developed for use in conjunction with introductory level correctional case management courses. It provides an overview into the major aspects of correctional case management, in both institutional and community settings.
Middle and High School educators from across Lebanon County, Pennsylvania developed lesson plans to integrate the Pennsylvania Career Education and Work Standards with the content they teach. This work was made possible through a partnership between the South Central PA Workforce Investment Board (SCPa Works) and Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 (IU13) and was funded by a Teacher in the Workplace Grant Award from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. This lesson plan was developed by one of the talented educators who participated in this project during the 2019-2020 school year.
A free online textbook for an undergraduate college course on Criminal Investigation. The book focuses on developing an investigator's mindset.
Criminal Investigation is a zero textbook cost course for the C-ID AJ140 that is licensed CC BY 4.0 except otherwise noted. It is supported by the Central/Mother Lode Regional Consortium. This course examines the criminal investigation process. More specifically, the course addresses the techniques, procedures, and ethical issues involved in the investigation of crime. Students will gain an understanding of preliminary and follow up investigations, as well as interview and interrogation techniques, case documentation and court preparation.
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