Open Educational Resources and Administration of Justice

The curated list provided here is intended to facilitate faculty selection of an OER text in lieu of a commercial text. If you are aware of additional resources that should be included, please contact us via our general OER e-mail. Resources with a C-ID designation are listed numerically by C-ID number and followed by a collection of OER by course title when there is no C-ID to reference.

This collection was curated by an ASCCC OERI discipline lead. A comprehensive list of current discipline leads is available.

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Introduction to Criminal Justice (C-ID AJ 110)

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Introduction to Criminal Justice Canvas course (Cartwright) (CC BY)
Summary: Canvas course developed by George Cartwright (Reedly College) to accompany “Introduction to Criminology”.

Concepts of Criminal Law (C-ID AJ 120)

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  • Criminal Law (2012) (CC BY-NC-SA)

    Summary: Comprehensive criminal law textbook that covers an overview of where criminal law comes from, as well as element of specific crimes. It goes over criminal law at a general level, so it is recommended to pair with the Penal Code of California.

Criminal Court Process (C-ID AJ 122)

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  • Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure (2015)(CC BY-SA)
    Summary: Access to the written Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure that outline the parameters of how the government can enforce law. Criminal procedure deals with the set of rules governing the series of proceedings through which the government enforces substantive criminal law. This series of Federal Rules books, consisting of the Federal Rules of Evidence, Criminal Procedure and Civil Procedure,  are powered by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School, and created in partnership with The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI).
  • Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure (2014-2015)(CC BY- SA)
    Summary: Access to the written Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure that outline the rules for appeals. The Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure appear in the Appendix to Title 28 of the United States Code.  This publication was made with data provided by the United States government on the Office of Law Revision Counsel Bulk US Code page at: http://uscode.house.gov/download/download.shtml  
    This title is current through July 31, 2014.  All updates to this material will appear at the above URL.
  • AJ 122 Criminal Court Processes (Raber)(CC BY)
    Summary: Canvas course developed by Tabitha Raber (Taft College and Bakersfield College).

Legal Aspects of Evidence (C-ID AJ 124)

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Federal Rules of Evidence (2016) (CC BY-SA)
Summary: Access to the written Federal Rules of evidence that outline the parameters of how the government can use evidence against the accused. These are the Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE) as effective December 01, 2016. The FRE govern the introduction of evidence in civil and criminal trials in United States federal courts. These Rules are often the foundation for the standard upper level law school course in Evidence.  

Criminal Investigation (C-ID AJ 140)

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Criminal Investigations Canvas course (Cartwright) (CC BY)

Introduction to Forensics (C-ID AJ 150)

    No resources identified.

Community and the Justice System (C-ID AJ 160)

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Introduction to Corrections (C-ID AJ 200)

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Juvenile Procedures (C-ID AJ 220)

    No resources identified.

Resources by Course Title (No C-ID available)

Administration of Justice and Ethics

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This page last updated March 11, 2023.