Open Educational Resources

These are textbooks that students do not have to purchase because teachers have created them at no cost and they bypass the textbook companies.

https://asccc-oeri.org/open-educational-resources-and-administration-of-justice/

Federal Sentencing in 2020

Today the U.S. Sentencing Commission published its 2020 Annual Report and Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics.

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Introduction to Criminal Law

Please view these resources provided by Lisa Storm, Hartnell College

INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL LAW - Click to learn more

Introduction to Criminal Law
The legal system, court system, and burden of proof in the US
Due process
Elements of a crime
Introduction to criminal defenses
Criminal defenses based on excuse
Parties, inchoate offenses
Criminal homicide
Crimes against the person
Crimes against property
Crimes against the public
Crimes against the government

INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND THE CRIMINAL SYSTEM - Click to learn more

Introduction to law and the legal system
Criminal court process
Probable cause and reasonable suspicion
The exclusionary rule
Investigatory detention and arrest
Search warrants
Warrantless search
Fourth Amendment search
Miranda
The privilege against self-incrimination
Appeal
Civil liability of law enforcement officers