Skip to content

    Search results for "criminal justice"

    Filters

    Read more about Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System

    Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System

    Copyright Year:

    Contributors: Burke, Carter, Fedorek, Morey, Rutz-Burri, and Sanchez

    Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

    License: CC BY-SA

    There is a dearth of OER textbooks in Criminology and Criminal Justice, which made creating this textbook all the more exciting. At times we faced challenges about what or how much to cover, but our primary goal was to make sure this book was as in-depth as the two textbooks we were currently using for our CCJ 230 introduction course. The only way we were willing to undertake this project as if it was as good, or better than the current books students read. We have had very positive feedback about the required textbooks in the course but consistently heard how expensive the books were to buy. We also needed to ensure we met the learning outcomes outlined by SOU for a general education course, as well as the state of Oregon, to make sure this textbook helps students meet those outcomes.

    (21 reviews)

    READ MORE

    Read more about Introduction to Criminal Law

    Introduction to Criminal Law

    Copyright Year:

    Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    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.

    (19 reviews)

    READ MORE

    Read more about Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure

    Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure

    Copyright Year:

    Publisher: CALI's eLangdell® Press

    License: CC BY-SA

    This series of Federal Rules books, consisting of the Federal Rules of Evidence, Criminal Procedure and Civil Procedure, are powered by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School, and created in partnership with The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI).These rules govern the conduct of all criminal proceedings brought in Federal courts.

    No ratings

    (0 reviews)

    READ MORE

    Read more about Introduction to Criminal Investigation: Processes, Practices and Thinking

    Introduction to Criminal Investigation: Processes, Practices and Thinking

    Copyright Year:

    Contributors: Gehl and Plecas

    Publisher: BCcampus

    License: CC BY-NC

    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.

    (7 reviews)

    READ MORE

    Read more about Research Methods for Criminal  Justice Students

    Research Methods for Criminal Justice Students

    Copyright Year:

    Contributor: Williams

    Publisher: Monica Williams

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    This book is based on two open-access textbooks: Bhattacherjee’s (2012) Social science research: Principles, methods, and practices and Blackstone’s (2012) Principles of sociological inquiry: Qualitative and quantitative methods. I first used Bhattacherjee’s book in a graduate-level criminal justice research methods course. I chose the book because it was an open educational resource that covered the major topics of my course. While I found the book adequate for my purposes, the business school perspective did not always fit with my criminal justice focus. I decided to rewrite the textbook for undergraduate and graduate students in my criminal justice research methods courses. As I researched other open- educational resources for teaching social science research methods, I found Blackstone’s book, which covered more of the social science and qualitative methods perspectives that I wanted to incorporate into my book.

    (3 reviews)

    READ MORE

    Read more about Criminal Procedure: Undergraduate Edition Author:

    Criminal Procedure: Undergraduate Edition Author:

    Copyright Year:

    Contributors: Smith, Trachtenberg, and Alexander

    Publisher: Michigan State University

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    An open textbook for undergraduate Criminal Procedure courses that are typically required of criminal justice majors. The book uses U.S. Supreme Court opinions to illuminate the definition of rights concerning search and seizure, right to counsel, and other aspects of the criminal justice process. This open textbook seeks to make undergraduates familiar with judicial reasoning as well as the definitions of rights relevant to individuals who are drawn into contact with criminal justice officials. The chapters give significant attention to police procedures and individual rights under the Fourth Amendment related to searches, including those using warrants and the situations in which warrant searches are permissible. The book also covers rights in the context of police interrogation, including Miranda warnings and exceptions to the Miranda rule. In addition, there is coverage of the exclusionary rule, right to counsel, plea bargaining, and trial rights. It concludes with a brief examination of rights related to sentencing. This resource challenges undergraduates to understand the development and changes affecting rights as new decisions are issued by the U.S. Supreme Court.

    (1 review)

    READ MORE

    Read more about Entre la Criminología y la Política Criminal: Caminos para una Justicia Renovada

    Entre la Criminología y la Política Criminal: Caminos para una Justicia Renovada

    Copyright Year:

    Contributors: Samaniego-Quiguiri, Toscano-Broncano, Bonilla-Morejón, Alfonso-Olvera, Bonilla-Morejón, Manobanda-Chimbo, Bucheli-Espinoza, and Paredes-Fierro

    Publisher: Editorial Grupo AEA

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    El texto aborda la relación entre criminología y política criminal, destacando su importancia en la comprensión del fenómeno criminal y la gestión estatal contra la delincuencia. Se exploran elementos clave, incluyendo los objetivos valorativos de la política criminal, la relación entre violencia estatal y social, la flexibilidad en la elección de objetivos, y la operación en diversos contextos. Se destaca la crucial participación del poder legislativo y la necesidad de adaptarse a la temporalidad. El texto aboga por nuevas políticas criminales respaldadas por instrumentos legales sólidos y una administración pública eficaz para moldear un sistema de justicia más preciso en la sociedad contemporánea.

    No ratings

    (0 reviews)

    READ MORE

    Read more about Wellbeing, Freedom and Social Justice: The Capability Approach Re-Examined

    Wellbeing, Freedom and Social Justice: The Capability Approach Re-Examined

    Copyright Year:

    Contributor: Robeyns

    Publisher: Open Book Publishers

    License: CC BY

    How do we evaluate ambiguous concepts such as wellbeing, freedom, and social justice? How do we develop policies that offer everyone the best chance to achieve what they want from life? The capability approach, a theoretical framework pioneered by the philosopher and economist Amartya Sen in the 1980s, has become an increasingly influential way to think about these issues.

    (1 review)

    READ MORE

    Read more about Using Open Educational Resources to Promote Social Justice

    Using Open Educational Resources to Promote Social Justice

    Copyright Year:

    Contributors: Adams, Anderson, Becknell, Ivory, and Pashia

    Publisher: Association of College and Research Libraries

    License: CC BY-NC

    As so often is the case, the idea for this book came from a twisting path. Not long after we began collaborating and presenting together at conferences, we were invited to draft a chapter on critical race theory (CRT) in academic libraries. An invited chapter is, of course, very flattering, so we proceeded without much thought to who the publisher would be. Angela had been working on social justice issues for a while at that point, while CJ had a wealth of expertise on open educational resources (OER). We merged our two areas of expertise in drafting that chapter, discussing OER as an opportunity to not only save students money but incorporate CRT into the curriculum—both in content and in practice.

    (3 reviews)

    READ MORE

    Read more about A People’s History of Structural Racism in Academia: From A(dministration of Justice) to Z(oology)

    A People’s History of Structural Racism in Academia: From A(dministration of Justice) to Z(oology)

    Copyright Year:

    Contributors: Rahman, Sunder, and Jackson

    Publisher: Susan Rahman

    License: CC BY

    The contents of this book were developed under an Open Textbooks Pilot grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), U.S. Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

    No ratings

    (0 reviews)

    READ MORE