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UAM CJ 1013*

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Current Term:  Fall 2014

This page will provide my Intro students with resources aimed at helping you get the most out of the class.

One of the most useful tools on this site is my CJ Glossary.  It is still a work in progress, but I hope that it will help you better understand core criminal justice concepts and find out more information on topics that interest you.

The Textbook is Criminal Justice in America  (Seventh Edition) by Cole.  There is no way around this, you really need the textbook for this course.  You get get the book from the UAM bookstore, off the UAM bookstore website, or you can get it from Amazon.com.  Click the link to the right to check Amazon's used book prices.

Download the Fall 2014 Syllabus  


Study Guides

Section 1.1: Major Components of the Criminal Justice System
Section 1.2Roles, Objectives, and Limits in Criminal Justice
Section 1.3Measuring Crime
Section 1.4The Criminal Justice Process (Part 1)
Section 1.5The Criminal Justice Process (Part 2)

Section 2.1: Dual Federalism
Section 2.2: Politics in Criminal Justice
Section 2.3:
The Policy Making Role of the Supreme Court
Section 2.4: The Civil Rights Revolution
Section 2.5:  Theories of Punishment


Section 3.1: Sources of Criminal Law
Section 3.2Substantive Criminal Law
Section 3.3Elements of Crimes
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Where do I find.....

My degree requirements?  Download a handy Checklist [PDF].
Dr. McKee's Email Address?  mckee@uamont.edu
Dr. McKee's phone number?  Use e-mail.
Dr. McKee's office? Memorial Classroom Building, Second Floor, Room 210. 
Blackboard and Blackboard help?  Visit UAM's Academic Computing Website.
Research Materials?  Try the UAM Library.
the mythical "Catalog" of which people speak?  The UAM Catalog is here.
the list of classes being offered next semester?  Look here.
that "WeevilNet" thingy?  Go here.
UAM Criminal Justice on Facebook?  https://www.facebook.com/UAMCriminalJustice 
the website for the national criminal justice honor society?  It is called Alpha Phi Sigma.

If you are wondering why all of the text is scrunched up in the middle, it is so that these webpages will be printable.  The rather large column to the right will be cut off some or completely, depending on your settings.

*Caveat:  This site is not owned, operated, endorsed, supported, or acknowledged by the University of Arkansas at Monticello.