From the authors: "We made it as comprehensive as possible to cover core concepts and areas in the criminal justice system including theory, policing, courts, corrections, and the juvenile justice system. Additionally, we created examples that will help make difficult concepts or ideas more relatable. Every section provides an overview of key terms, critical thinking questions for course engagement, assignments, and other ancillaries such as multimedia links, images, activity ideas, and more." Used in all CJC 101 sections.
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. The second step of the applied approach is reviewing examples of the application of law to facts after dissecting and analyzing each legal concept. Used in CJC 151.
The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) OER Initiative (OERI) Discipline Leads provide this curated lists of resources in these subject areas: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Concepts of Criminal Law, Criminal Court Process, Legal Aspects of Evidence, Criminal Investigation, and Introduction to Corrections.
The LibreTexts Corrections and Criminal Justice Workforce collection contains textbooks curated by the LibreTexts Development team including Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System (Burke et al.) and Ethics in Law Enforcement (McCartney and Parent). These area LibreTexts versions of the texts listed above. Other titlles in this collection include Introduction to Corrections (Wymore and Raber), Introduction to Criminal Investigation - Processes, Practices and Thinking (Gehl and Plecas), and Community and the Justice System (Wymore and Raber). LibreTexts Workforce is supported by the U.S. Department of Education.