Introduce Fundamental Legal ConceptsAn introductory criminal justice course provides students with an overview of the criminal justice system in the United States. Students learn to identify what constitutes a crime, how society responds to it, how we explain crime, and how criminals and the justice system itself have changed over time.
Gale Researcher introduces students to the scope of American criminal justice, including criminal procedure, the Constitution, the US court system and its structure, police and law enforcement, the history of the criminal justice system, and much more. These illuminating materials familiarize students with fundamental concepts needed to understand US criminal justice.
Topical Coverage Includes
- Criminal Procedure and the Constitution
- Substantive Criminal Law
- Law Enforcement
- Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science
- Criminal Behavior and Demography
- US Court System and Structure
- Prisons, Corrections, and Incarceration
- History of the US Criminal Justice System
- Philosophy and Goals of the Criminal Justice Process
- Juvenile Justice System
WHAT BOOKLIST SAYS ABOUT GALE RESEARCHER
" This database from Gale offers an array of topics, effective search and browse options, and a streamlined overall blueprint....It is worth noting that each topic in the database has been edited by a subject-matter expert, an aspect that adds greatly to overall effectiveness. Librarians can customize the database experience by adding links to relevant outside resources, both Gale and non-Gale. This is a strong database that offers librarians a range of purchase options."
- Booklist, November 2016
Reviews & Testimonials
“…a great tool for librarians in teaching faculty and students information literacy skills, as well as taking some of the fear from some survey courses.”
“This product looks very useful for both students and faculty. We are just getting into OER and this seems like a perfect fit for our community college students.”
“A good beginning spot for instructional design and student resources.”
"Gale Researcher gives students a reliable starting point that allows them to get going on their project. With its focus, it helps them more efficiently do their research while speeding up the process so they don’t have to spend countless hours searching on the Internet or aimlessly browsing through library resources. Instead, they can get started somewhere and get going very quickly, allowing them to get deeper into the topic faster."
“… a gateway to deeper research,”