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Welcome  – From the Editor

Welcome to the MERLOT Criminal Justice Portal, an educational resource for teaching and learning. Use this portal to discover online learning materials, MERLOT members, journals, professional organizations, and news in your discipline.

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Paul Bowdre, Editor - Criminal Justice Editorial Board


This is a game based on a TV show "The First 48". The true life show follows detectives from the first call to a murder scene through the first 48 hours. This game allows the user to examine finger prints, process a crime scene, and interview suspects and family among other things.

The First 48 in MERLOT

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    2 days ago | ABACJS
  • Our final CLE program, "The Annual Review of Supreme Court Decisions" begins at 4:00 pm CDT in the Alpine Ballroom,……
    2 days ago | ABACJS
  • Day 2 of our CLE program begins at 2:00 pm CDT. We’re back in the Alpine Ballroom, Ballroom Level for "The Sights,……
    2 days ago | ABACJS
  • RT @ABANews: DOJ warns COVID-relief fraudsters: We are coming for you, say experts at @ABACJS program during the #ABAAnnual Meeting in Chic…
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  • Next panel begins at 3:30 pm CDT, again in the Alpine Ballroom, Ballroom Level. "Covid-19 Relief Fraud: What is the……
    3 days ago | ABACJS
  • Our CLE Program will begin at 1:30 pm CDT, in the Alpine Ballroom, Ballroom Level. The first panel is "Attorneys Ad……
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  • RT @RoryLittle: Supreme Court’s CRIMINAL docket is often given second-billing, but it’s usually about a third of their caseload (more, this…
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  • The first day of ABA’s Annual Meeting begins tomorrow! Visit the link below for registration, agenda, and CLE CJS p……
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