Canvas course developed by Tabitha Raber (Taft College and Bakersfield College).
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.
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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This book provides an overview of the criminal justice system of the United States. It is intended to provide the introductory student a concise yet balanced introduction to the workings of the legal system as well as policing, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice. Six chapters, each divided into five sections, provide the reader a consistent, comfortable format as well as providing the instructor with a consistent framework for ease of instructional design.
Criminal Law uses a two-step process to augment learning, called the applied approach. First, after building a strong foundation from scratch, Criminal Law introduces you to crimes and defenses that have been broken down into separate components. It is so much easier to memorize and comprehend the subject matter when it is simplified this way. However, becoming proficient in the law takes more than just memorization. You must be trained to take the laws you have studied and apply them to various fact patterns. Most students are expected to do this automatically, but application must be seen, experienced, and practiced before it comes naturally. Thus the second step of the applied approach is reviewing examples of the application of law to facts after dissecting and analyzing each legal concept. Some of the examples come from cases, and some are purely fictional. All the examples are memorable, even quirky, so they will stick in your mind and be available when you need them the most (like during an exam). After a few chapters, you will notice that you no longer obsess over an explanation that doesn’t completely make sense the first time you read it—you will just skip to the example. The examples clarify the principles for you, lightening the workload significantly.
In this book, you will examine the moral and ethical issues that exist within law enforcement. This book will also familiarize you with the basic history, principles, and theories of ethics.
This volume contains the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and forms as amended to December 1, 2011. These rules govern the federal appellate circuit courts. They are promulgated by the Supreme Court of the United States under the authority of Title 28 of the United States Code and appear in the Appendix to Title 28 of the United State Code. They are made available by the United States government on the Federal Digital System (FDSYS.)
These rules govern the conduct of all criminal proceedings brought in Federal courts. Our Federal Rules ebooks include: The complete rules as of December 1, 2012 (for the 2013 edition); All notes of the Advisory Committee following each rule; Internal links to rules referenced within the rules; and external links to the LII website's version of the US Code.
These rules govern the introduction of evidence in proceedings, both civil and criminal, in Federal courts. While they do not apply to suits in state courts, the rules of many states have been closely modeled on these provisions. Our Federal Rules ebooks include: The complete rules as of December 1, 2012 (for the 2013 edition); All notes of the Advisory Committee following each rule; Internal links to rules referenced within the rules; and external links to the LII website's version of the US Code.
Comprehensive textbook covering the purpose of punishment, types of punishment, correctional programming, and special populations.
Introduction to Criminal Investigation, Processes, Practices, and Thinking is a teaching text designed to assist the student in developing their own structured mental map of processes, practices, and thinking to conduct criminal investigations.
Delineating criminal investigation into operational descriptors of tactical-response and strategic response while using illustrations of task-skills and thinking-skills, the reader is guided into structured thinking practices. Using the graphic tools of a “Response Transition Matrix”, an “Investigative Funnel”, and the “STAIR Tool”, the reader is shown how to form their own mental map of investigative thinking that can later be articulated in support of forming their reasonable grounds to believe.
Canvas course developed by George Cartwright (Reedly College) to accompany “Introduction to Criminology”.
This textbook was designed especially for Reedley College Criminology students. It provides an overview of the three components of the Criminal Justice System: Law Enforcement, Courts, and Corrections. There are four types of interactive features in this book to help students engage with the various concepts and procedures behind criminology.
This introductory textbook covers all of the basics of the criminal justice system (police, courts, corrections) and goes above and beyond by covering the role of media in crime and criminal justice system misrepresentations. It also gives entire dedicated chapters to crime policy and criminological theory.
ADMJUS-110 - Administration of Justice: Principles and Procedures
Upon completion of course, the successful student will be able to:
Compare and contrast the historical and contemporary sources of
Distinguish between state and Federal court
Compare and contrast legal means of stopping, searching and arresting a
Compare and contrast arraignment, preliminary hearings, and trial procedures, including how the 6th, 8th and 14th Amendments relate to those procedures.
Analyze how the history and application of the exclusionary rule have shaped criminal procedure.
Differentiate each of the steps of the trial
Comprehensive textbook that covers the limitations on government during the police and courts process.
Social Problems: Continuity and Change is a realistic but motivating look at the many issues that are facing our society today. As this book’s subtitle, Continuity and Change, implies, social problems are persistent, but they have also improved in the past and can be improved in the present and future, provided that our nation has the wisdom and will to address them.
These texts have virtually the same content. Both books contain ADMJ content that could be useful for multiple courses (especially AJ160). Original publisher and author were requested to be removed. University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing adapted this resource.