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  • Criminal Justice Technology - Program Overview
    "The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections and security services. The criminal justice system's role within society will be explored."

Criminal Justice Technology - New Print Materials

Take Note: The print materials listed here are not an exhaustive list of the library resources related to Criminal Justice. If looking for other materials, please consult the library catalog or meet with one of VGCC's librarians.

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America's Secret Jihad - Stuart Wexler
Call Number: BL 65 .T47 W49 2015
ISBN: 9781619025585
Publication Date: 2015-08-11
"A different group of jihadists exists within U.S. borders. This group has a long but hidden history, is outside the purview of public officials and has an agenda as apocalyptic as anything Al Qaeda has to offer. Radical sects of Christianity have inspired some of the most grotesque acts of violence in American history: the 1963 Birmingham Church bombing that killed four young girls; the “Mississippi Burning” murders of three civil rights workers in 1964; the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, the Atlanta Child Murders in the late 1970s; and the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995. America's Secret Jihad uses these crimes to tell a story that has not been told before."

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Careers in Criminal Justice - Coy H. Johnston
Call Number: HV 8143 .J642 2015
ISBN: 9781483331461
Publication Date: 2014-01-28
"Prepares students to plan, pursue, and realize their career goals—from conception through the hiring process. The book's contemporary approach emphasizes student self-reflection and pragmatism in the pursuit of self-fulfillment and happiness. With coverage of over forty careers in policing, courts, corrections, and victims services, this text provides a comprehensive overview of the most popular and growing careers in the field."

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Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice - David S. Tanenhaus (Editor); Franklin E. Zimring (Editor)
Call Number: HV 9104 .C46 2014
ISBN: 9781479816873
Publication Date: 2014-05-02
"Provides a look at the recent trends in juvenile justice as well as suggestions for reforms and policy changes in the future. Should youth be treated as adults when they break the law? How can youth be deterred from crime? What factors should be considered in how youth are punished? What role should the police have in schools?"

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Civil Liability in Criminal Justice - Darrell L. Ross
Call Number: KF 1307 .B37 2013
ISBN: 9781455730131
Publication Date: 2012-10-02
"Investigating Deaths in Custody and Officer-Involved Shootings addresses the critical investigation components from an expert witness perspective, providing the insights necessary to ensure a complete investigation. When the deaths occur in the custody of the law enforcement agency, the investigator must be prepared to respond to emerging issues focused at his/her own agency or at another local agency. Conducting a thorough investigation is important because estate, community, judicial, agency, involved officer, and public policy interests are all at stake."

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Class Race Gender and Crime - Gregg Barak; Paul Leighton; Allison Cotton
Call Number: HV 9950 .B34 2015
ISBN: 9781442220720
Publication Date: 2014-07-24
"A popular, and provocative, introduction to crime and the criminal justice system through the lens of class, race, gender, and their intersections."

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Crime Victims - Andrew Karmen
Call Number: HV 6250.3 .U5 K37 2016
ISBN: 9781305261037
Publication Date: 2015-04-28
"Presents current coverage of the seriousness of intimate partner violence, child abuse, sexual assaults in the U.S. military, acquaintance rapes on college campuses, shootings on campuses, whether arming for self-protection is an effective strategy, and similar high-profile issues. It also includes new information about "survivorology" and "bystanderology" as well as new material on practical issues facing victims."

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Criminology - Stephen Eugene Brown; Finn-Aage Esbensen; Gilbert Geis
Call Number: HV 6025 .B76 2015
ISBN: 9780323356480
Publication Date: 2015-07-10
"Provides students of criminology and sociology with a thorough exposure to a range of theories, contrasting their logic and assumptions, but also highlighting efforts to integrate and blend these frameworks. In this ninth edition, the authors have incorporated new directions that have gained traction in the field, while remaining faithful to their criminological heritage."

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Cybercrime and Digital Forensics - Thomas J. Holt; Adam M. Bossler; Kathryn C. Seigfried-Spellar
Call Number: HV 6773 .H648 2015
ISBN: 9781138021303
Publication Date: 2015-02-17
"This book offers a comprehensive and integrative introduction to cybercrime. It is the first to connect the disparate literature on the various types of cybercrime, the investigation and detection of cybercrime and the role of digital information, and the wider role of technology as a facilitator for social relationships between deviants and criminals."

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Mental Disability, Violence, and Future Dangerousness - John Weston Parry
Call Number: HV 3004 .P377 2013
ISBN: 9781442224049
Publication Date: 2013-09-26
"Thoroughly documents and explains how and why persons with mental disabilities who are perceived to be a future danger to others, the community, or themselves have become the most stigmatized, abused, and mistreated group in America, and what should be done to correct the resulting injustices. Here, John Weston Parry carefully delineates the mishandling of persons with mental disabilities by the criminal and civil justice systems, and illustrates the ways in which we can identify and remedy those injustices."

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Rise of the Warrior Cop - Radley Balko
Call Number: HV 8080 .S64 B354 2013
ISBN: 9781610394574
Publication Date: 2014-08-26
"Shows how politicians’ ill-considered policies and relentless declarations of war against vague enemies like crime, drugs, and terror have blurred the distinction between cop and soldier."

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The Death Penalty - Scott Vollum; Rolando V. del Carmen; Durant Frantzen; Claudia San Miguel; Kelly Cheeseman
Call Number: KF 9227 .C2 D4117 2015
ISBN: 9781455776337
Publication Date: 2014-05-16
"Brings together all the legal issues related to the death penalty and provides case briefs for the most important Supreme Court death penalty cases."

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United States of Jihad - Peter Bergen
Call Number: HV 6432 .B4624 2016
ISBN: 9780804139540
Publication Date: 2016-02-02
"Since 9/11, more than three hundred Americans—born and raised in Minnesota, Alabama, New Jersey, and elsewhere—have been indicted or convicted of terrorism charges. Some have taken the fight abroad: an American was among those who planned the attacks in Mumbai, and more than eighty U.S. citizens have been charged with ISIS-related crimes. Others have acted on American soil, as with the attacks at Fort Hood, the Boston Marathon, and in San Bernardino. What motivates them, how are they trained, and what do we sacrifice in our efforts to track them?"

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Criminal Justice Technology Databases

  • Academic OneFile (Gale)
    Provides millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources, including Nature, The Economist, and The New York Times, in PDF and HTML full-text formats. Also includes access to podcasts and transcripts from NPR and CNN and videos from BBC Worldwide Learning.
  • Academic Search Ultimate (EBSCO)
    General database covering all major academic subjects and offering full text access for over 11,000 publications, with indexing and abstracts for more than 16,000. To learn more about using Academic Search Ultimate, visit the tutorials on the EBSCOhost support page.
  • CQ Researcher Online
    Reports on issues shaping our world, with in-depth coverage of political and social issues, such as health, education, the environment, technology, and the U.S. economy.
  • Credo Reference
    Credo Reference offers online access to 1,250 reference books covering all major academic disciplines.
  • Crime in North Carolina (Uniform Crime Report)
    The Uniform Crime Reporting Program collects data on the age, race, and sex of persons arrested for all crimes except traffic violations. (Internet Resource)
  • Criminal Justice Periodicals
    Now called ProQuest Criminal Justice Database
    Research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends.
  • Ebook Central Academic and Public Library Complete
    Scholarly ebook titles supporting student and faculty research, and general nonfiction on topics such as school & studying, career development, arts & leisure, and practical life skills. Formerly Ebrary.
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
    Over 26,000 fiction, reference, scholarly, and professional books online. For tutorials and other help on using EBSCO ebooks on different computers and devices, visit the eBooks on EBSCOhost support page.
  • Films on Demand
    Thousands of high quality videos on business & economics, health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, and science & mathematics, as well as travel and fitness programming, home and how-to videos, indie films, and popular music performances. Includes Oscar, Emmy and Peabody award winning documentaries, interviews, instructional and vocational training videos, historical speeches and newsreels.
  • Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    A database devoted to current controversial topics. Find news and scholarly articles, statistical data, relevant viewpoints, primary sources, and a variety of other sources useful to anyone researching current issues.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Searchable collection of online reference titles.
  • Global Issues in Context (Gale)
    Offers global perspectives on issues of international importance and current world events and topics in the news related to these issues. The database ties together a variety of sources to present a rich analysis of issues – social, political, military, economic, environmental, science related, health related, cultural – and headlines in world hot spots.
  • InfoTrac Criminal Justice Collection (Gale)
    Information from more than 250 journals useful for those studying law, law enforcement, or terrorism, training for paralegal service, preparing for a career in homeland security, delving into forensic science, investigating crime scenes, developing policy, going to court, writing sociological reports, and more.
  • MyiLibrary
    Online books on a variety of topics including art, language learning, medical, health, history, and more.
  • ProQuest Criminal Justice Database
    Research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends.

Criminal Justice Technology - Related Periodicals

Related LibGuides

  • Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Libguide
    This guide contains a list of resources for the Basic Law Enforcement Training program. As BLET and Criminal Justice overlap in some areas, Criminal Justice students may find resources listed on this guide to be useful as well.

Criminal Justice Technology - More New Print Materials

Cheap on Crime - Hadar Aviram
Call Number: HV 9471 .A98 2015
ISBN: 9780520277304
Publication Date: 2015-02-06
"Hadar Aviram draws on years of archival and journalistic research and builds on social history and economics literature to show the powerful impact of recession-era discourse on the death penalty, the war on drugs, incarceration practices, prison health care, and other aspects of the American correctional landscape."

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Criminal Justice at the Crossroads - William R. Kelly
Call Number: HV 9950 .K45 2015
ISBN: 9780231171366
Publication Date: 2015-05-05
Over the past forty years, the criminal justice system in the United States has engaged in a very expensive policy failure, attempting to punish its way to public safety, with dismal results. So-called "tough on crime" policies have not only failed to effectively reduce crime, recidivism, and victimization but also created an incredibly inefficient system that routinely fails the public, taxpayers, crime victims, criminal offenders, their families, and their communities.

Strategies that focus on behavior change are much more productive and cost effective for reducing crime than punishment, and in this book, William R. Kelly discusses the policy, process, and funding innovations and priorities that the United States needs to effectively reduce crime, recidivism, victimization, and cost.

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Post-Racial or Most-Racial? : race and politics in the Obama era - Michael Tesler
Call Number: E 184 .A1 T465 2016
ISBN: 9780226352961
Publication Date: 2016-04-04
"Michael Tesler shows how, in the years that followed the 2008 election—a presidential election more polarized by racial attitudes than any other in modern times—racial considerations have come increasingly to influence many aspects of political decision making. These range from people’s evaluations of prominent politicians and the parties to issues seemingly unrelated to race like assessments of public policy or objective economic conditions."

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The Ferguson Report - United States Department of Justice
Call Number: HV 8148 .F47 F47 2015
ISBN: 9781514736517
Publication Date: 2015-06-27
"Contextualized here in a substantial introduction by renowned legal scholar and former NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund president Theodore M. Shaw, The Ferguson Report is a sad, sobering, and important document, providing a snapshot of American law enforcement at the start of the twenty-first century, with resonance far beyond one small town."

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The New Jim Crow - Michelle Alexander; Cornel West (Introduction by)
Call Number: HV 9950 .A437 2012
ISBN: 9781595586438
Publication Date: 2012-01-16
With dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." By targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control—relegating millions to a permanent second-class status—even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness. In the words of Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, this book is a "call to action."

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