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Criminal Justice Community Portal

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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.

You are also invited to join MERLOT – it's free! As a member of MERLOT, you can contribute to this growing community of instructors and students by using and rating the learning materials you find, submitting online learning materials for evaluation that you have created or that you have used.

MERLOT prides itself on the peer reviews of material in our collection. As a member you can become a peer reviewer which has many benefits! The peer review process for evaluating the teaching and learning resources in MERLOT follows a standard model and is led by Editors and editorial boards. Faculty members are selected in accordance with MERLOT guidelines. For more information, email or visit our Peer Review Information page.


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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The Weather Underground Presentation
This presentation is about the Weather Underground, a radical left-wing...
Various criminal justice YouTube videos
These brief YouTube video lectures illustrate various criminal justice topics.
Introduction to Criminal Law
Criminal Law begins with the foundations of law and the legal system and then...
Criminal Law By Storm
A low-cost online resource ($39.99) that is perfect for any criminal justice,...
Criminal Procedure By Storm
A low-cost online resource ($39.99) that is perfect for any criminal justice,...
Criminology, Law and Society C238: White Collar Crime
Examines criminal activity within the professions, organizations, and...
Criminology, Law and Society C219: Hate Crimes
Examines the causes and consequences of hate crimes as well as the larger...
CORE: Open Access Public Research Library (Repository)
CORE (COnnecting REpositories) is an Open Access Internet Public Library...
Legal Research In Criminal Justice
This text is designed to be an introduction to legal research for criminal...

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