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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.


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ICT Literacy in Criminal Justice
This collection of resources about ICT literacy for criminal justice education...
National Emergency Communications Plan (2014)
The 2014 National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP) provides information and...
Northern Border Strategy (June 2012)
The U.S.-Canada border is the longest common border in the world, and it joins...
Strategy to Enhance International Supply Chain Security (July 2007)
This strategy establishes the overarching framework for the secure flow of...
Small Vessel Security Strategy
The Small Vessel Security Strategy addresses the risk that small vessels might...
2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review
The 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review is the second such document...
The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS)
The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) is a...
Terrorism - Ready for Emergencies?
Edcation Scotland provides an excellent resource that contains a range of...
Terrorism and Homeland Security (RAND Corporation)
RAND is a world leader in research on terrorism, counterterrorism,...

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