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American Civil Liberties Union: Interview with Jessica Gonzales
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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.

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Arts and Humanities
Criminal Justice
Law
General Law
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Primary Source
Reading
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American Civil Liberties Union
Case Briefs: From Chaos to Clarity
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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.

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Business and Communication
Criminal Justice
Law
General Law
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Module
Author:
Jennifer Schneider
Case study: criminal justice & domestic violence
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Learning Objective To familiarise students with the framework, key principles and statutes surrounding social work intervention with families and adult offenders.

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Criminal Justice
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Case Study
Simulation
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IRISS
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Individual Authors
Author:
Kate Cameron, Mel Cadman
Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies
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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.

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Criminal Justice
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Data Set
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TeachingWithData.org
Provider Set:
TeachingWithData.org
Author:
U.S. Department of Justice
Criminal Justice Model
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***LOGIN REQUIRED*** Students learn the principles of the criminal justice field, the many criminal justice agencies, and federal, state and local laws.The course of study includes: historical perspective of American police agencies, with an emphasis on California law enforcement; philosophy of the origins of crime and the social impact on society; development of the criminal justice system, current trends and their relevance to local and state law enforcement; hiring and testing processes for positions in law enforcement; laws of arrest, search and seizure laws; court process; penal and vehicle codes - what constitutes a crime; child abuse and related offenses; drug and alcohol abuse and related offenses.

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Criminal Justice
Material Type:
Full Course
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Butte County Office of Education
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CTE Online
Criminal Justice System
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"study after study...have shown the Drug Courts, in spite of their hug-a-thug reputation, have been more effective at keeping addicts off drugs and away from committing crimes than anything else the criminal justice system has ever thrown at them." The U.S Department of Justice calculates that 'close to 100,000 drug dependent offenders have entered drug court programs...and over seventy percent are either still enrolled or have graduated - more than double the rate of traditional treatment program retention rates. (Shavelson, Lonny, Hooked, 2001, p.251) How can traditional treatment programs work with the criminal justice system to achieve these break through rates of retention?

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Criminal Justice
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Rice University
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Connexions
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Don Holloway
Criminal Law
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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.

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Criminal Justice
Law
General Law
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Textbook
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University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
Open Textbook Library
Author:
Lisa Storm
Dismantling Racial Caste
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What is needed to end mass incarceration and permanently eliminate racial caste in the United States? Legal and policy solutions alone are not enough to dismantle racial caste because the methods of racial control within this system are “legal” and rarely appear as outwardly discriminatory. A social movement that confronts the role of race and cultivates an ethic of care must form or else a new racial caste system will emerge in the future.

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Criminal Justice
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Lesson Plan
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Southern Poverty Law Center
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Teaching Tolerance
Does Prison Work?
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Does prison work and what purpose does it serve? This unit allows you to listen to a discussion surrounding the purpose efficacy and regulation of prisons. Does prison benefit those serving the sentence or simply satisfy a public demand?

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Criminal Justice
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Activity/Lab
Reading
Syllabus
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The Open University
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Open University OpenLearn
Ethics in Law Enforcement
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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. These concepts will then be applied to the major components of the criminal justice system: policing, the courts, and corrections. Discussion will focus on personal values, individual responsibility, decision making, discretion, and the structure of accountability. Specific topics covered will include core values, codes of conduct, ethical dilemmas, organizational consequences, liability, and the importance of critical thinking. By the end of this book, you will be able to distinguish and critically debate contemporary ethical issues in law enforcement.

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Criminal Justice
Material Type:
Textbook
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BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Steve McCartney
A Headache to Die For: A Case Study in Forensic Science
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This case, based on an actual case of product tampering that occurred in Seattle in 1986, was designed for use in an introductory course in forensic science for non-science majors. By working through the case, students gain an understanding of the variety of strands of evidence that have to be woven together in order to develop a case against someone who has committed a crime, specifically a murder. It also touches on the importance of communication between different law enforcement agencies in solving crimes. In addition, students consider how probability can play a role in crime investigations and learn what latent fingerprints are and how an investigator collects them and uses them in an investigation.

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Criminal Justice
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider Set:
Case Study Collection
Author:
Wayne Shew
Insanity Defense Pleas (Psychology)
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This unit focuses on the question "Do insanity pleas serve a useful and meaningful purpose in our society?" Students who complete the unit should understand present laws and their evolution; should understand that there may be different interpretations of the same event depending on the sources being used; should have experiences dealing with primary and secondary sources; should understand how laws impact society; and should be able to research and write a research paper, using a variety of sources including the internet.

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Criminal Justice
Psychology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Oakland Unified School District
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Urban Dreams - Core Literature
Author:
P. Tinloy
Mass Murder in the Classroom: The Case Files of John Emil List, Family Annihilator
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John Emil List murdered his mother, wife, and three teenaged children on November 9, 1971 in their dilapidated Westfield, NJ mansion.  The victims were not discovered for nearly a month, and List escaped capture for nearly 18 years.  This repository includes primary source materials and lesson plans for instructors in criminal justice, history, and psychology.Repository Locationhttps://unioncc.instructure.com/courses/11394

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Journalism
Criminal Justice
U.S. History
Psychology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Beth Ritter-Guth
The Meaning of Crime
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Tough on the causes of crime.' A famous phrase, but what is crime? This unit examines how we as a 'society' define crime. You will look at the fear that is generated within communities and what evidence is available to support claims that are made about crime rates.

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Criminal Justice
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Murder and Mayhem
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The Gold Rush era was marked by lawlessness: duels, murders in broad daylight, public hangings, jail breakouts, and vigilantism were everyday occurrences. The images in this group are a vivid record of those times. Included here are photographs of convicted murderers like James Egan, who was sent to San Quentin for 35 years for killing a man in a saloon brawl; and John "Chicken" Devine, who beat a man to death with a rock. A newspaper article reports that former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California David. S. Terry killed US Senator David C. Broderick in a duel, and a half-page drawing depicts the crime. Men weren't the only criminals: pickpockets Jennie Hastings and Dolly Mickey are also represented here. Law officers were in short supply, and laws were not uniformly enforced. Some men ? such as those in the photograph "Sharpshooters of the Vigilante Committee" ? took the law into their own hands, enforcing "justice" as they saw fit. They posted public notices like the "Warning!" sign, which threatens hanging as retribution for "pilfering, robbing, stealing, or any act of lawless violence." Several images portray individuals "rescued from the authorities" and hanged ? before being tried or even given a hearing for the crimes of which they were accused. Drugs were also part of Gold Rush communities. As several images show, people sometimes smoked opium in underground opium dens. And, as one photograph makes clear, opium smoking crossed racial and cultural boundaries. Eventually, law-abiding citizens grew weary of the uncontrolled murder and mayhem in their rapidly growing communities. As the Gold Rush era drew to an end, people felt that existing legal and judicial institutions had to be strengthened.

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Criminal Justice
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Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of California
Provider Set:
Calisphere - California Digital Library
Parallels Between Mass Incarceration and Jim Crow
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What are the most salient similarities between mass incarceration and Jim Crow? Mass incarceration is a system of racialized social control that, like slavery and Jim Crow before it, operates to discriminate and create a stigmatized racial group locked into an inferior position by law and custom.

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Criminal Justice
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Southern Poverty Law Center
Provider Set:
Teaching Tolerance
Popular Policing Video Lecture Part II
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This seminar is part of a digital course Trends in the Governance of Security introduced by Clifford Shearing which focuses on civic or popular policing John Cartwright focuses on a particular case of civic policing called the Zwelethemba model where local communities are involved in peacekeeping in the area of Zwelethemba near Cape Town This model of policing is a method of governing security at the local level which is informed by and mobilizes local capacity and knowledgeLearning across Borders LABS is an initiative to foster sustainable teaching and research in Africa is the outreach arm of the Centre of Criminology at the University of Cape Town Trends in the Governance of Security is the first of a series of digital courses which aim is to support and enhance the the quality of teaching on security and justice within African tertiary learning institutions The aim is to develop and share digital materials that will bring key scholars in Africa and the world directly into African classrooms Through the development of these courses it is intended to provide support to African learning institutions engaged in capacity development for scholars policy analysts and practitionersFunding for the Project was received from the South African National Research Foundation NRF Chair of Security and Justicea South Africa Research Chairs Initiative of the Department of Science and Technology and the NRF hosted by the Law Faculty UCT as well as the Centre of Educational Technology at the University of Cape Town

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Criminal Justice
Law
General Law
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Clifford Shearing
John Cartwright
Race, Crime, and Citizenship in American Law, Fall 2014
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This seminar looks at key issues in the historical development and current state of modern American criminal justice, with an emphasis on its relationship to citizenship, nationhood, and race/ethnicity. We begin with a range of perspectives on the rise of what is often called "mass incarceration": how did our current system of criminal punishment take shape, and what role did race play in that process? Part Two takes up a series of case studies, including racial disparities in the administration of the death penalty, enforcement of the drug laws, and the regulation of police investigations. The third and final part of the seminar looks at national security policing: the development of a constitutional law governing the intersection of ethnicity, religion, and counter-terrorism, and the impact of counter-terrorism policy on domestic police practices.

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Criminal Justice
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Ghachem, Malick