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  • Basic Law Enforcement Training
    Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) is designed to give students essential skills required for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with state, county, or municipal governments, or with private enterprise.

    This program utilizes State commission-mandated topics and methods of instruction. General subject include, but are not limited to, criminal, juvenile, civil, traffic, and alcoholic beverage laws; investigative, patrol, custody, and court procedures; emergency responses; and ethics and community relations.

BLET : Print Materials

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

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American Police - A History, 1945-2012 - Thomas A. Reppetto
Call Number: HV 8138 .R462 2012
ISBN: 9781936274437
Publication Date: 2012-10-23
Discusses the changes in law enforcement within these years.

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Analyzing Criminal Minds - Don Jacobs
Call Number: HV 6080 .J33 2011
ISBN: 9780313396991
Publication Date: 2011-05-01
"Explores 10 tools and products that have revolutionized the discipline, explaining how modern criminal mind analysis incorporates advances in criminal and forensic psychology, forensic neuropsychology, brain imaging, adolescent neurobiology, criminal profiling, and brain fingerprinting, as well as research into the paralimbic brain system and the impact of the "DANE" brain upon adolescent and young adult behavior."

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Barron's Police Officer Exam, 9th Edition - Donald Schroeder; Frank Lombardo
Call Number: HV 8143 .S34 2013
ISBN: 9781438001333
Publication Date: 2013-04-01
"This updated manual presents information, practice tests, and strategies for the different question types used by police departments throughout the country."

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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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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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Ethical Dilemmas and Decisions in Criminal Justice - Joycelyn M. Pollock
Call Number: HV 7419 .P65 2017
ISBN: 9781305577374
Publication Date: 2016-01-01
"Offers comprehensive, balanced, and practical coverage of ethics across all three arms of the criminal justice system: the police, the courts, and corrections."

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Practical Homicide Investigation - Vernon J. Geberth
Call Number: HV 8079 .H6 G4 2015
ISBN: 9781482235074
Publication Date: 2015-05-12
"Details the recognized protocols used by investigative divisions of major police departments throughout the world. The book begins with a comprehensive discussion of homicide crime scenes and moves chronologically from initial police notification, the correct police response that follows, and the subsequent steps necessary to conduct an intelligent investigation."

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The Officer's Guide to Police Pistolcraft - Michael E. Conti; Donna M. Losardo (Contribution by)
Call Number: HV 7923 .C585 2009
ISBN: 9780977265909
Publication Date: 2009-11-29
"Provides a wealth of information relating to the pistol and its use by the modern-day police, security, or military professional."

BLET 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.

Related Periodicals

Related LibGuides

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

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