The Technology Powering

At, we’re passionate about providing students with free, high-quality educational resources in criminal justice, social sciences, and beyond. But have you ever wondered how we bring this vast array of information to you? Today, we’re lifting the curtain and revealing the technology stack that powers

Building the Foundation: The Website Engine

Our website is built on WordPress, a popular platform known for its user-friendliness and flexibility. We utilize the Justread theme, which provides a clean and modern look that keeps the focus on the content.

Making it Accessible: Hosting and Maintenance

To ensure our website reaches the widest possible audience, we rely on GoDaddy for hosted WordPress. This means GoDaddy takes care of all the technical aspects behind the scenes, allowing us to focus on creating and updating content. This ensures our resources are accessible on various devices, from desktops to smartphones.

Enhancing the User Experience: Essential Plugins

Here are some key plugins that elevate your experience on

  • Akismet: This plugin acts as a shield, filtering out spam comments and maintaining a clean and informative comment section.
  • AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages): This plugin makes our content load faster on mobile devices, ensuring a smooth and seamless learning experience on the go.
  • Easy Table of Contents: This plugin generates a table of contents for longer documents, making navigating through complex topics easier.
  • WP Print: This plugin empowers you to print individual textbook pages for personal study and reference.

Monetization with a Mission: Funding Our Free Resources

We use Google Ads to generate a small revenue stream. This income is crucial for sustaining and keeping our educational materials free for students.

Optimizing for Discovery: The Power of SEO

We leverage Yoast SEO Premium to help our content rank higher in search engine results. This ensures that students searching for relevant information can easily find the valuable resources offered by

Crafting Content: The Tools of the Trade

Beyond the website itself, here’s a glimpse into the software that empowers our content creation process:

  • Google Docs: This collaborative platform is our go-to tool for creating and editing documents. It allows multiple team members to work on content simultaneously, streamlining the workflow.
  • Google Sheets: We utilize spreadsheets primarily for organization, managing things like terminology lists and word counts for different sections.
  • Google Drive: This cloud storage solution serves as the central hub for all our documents, both during and after creation.
  • Grammarly: This grammar and editing software ensures our content is polished and error-free, saving us valuable time as we produce a significant volume of text.
  • ChatGPT: This large language model assists us with summarizing, organizing, and improving the readability of our content. It also helps us maintain an early high school reading level, ensuring our resources are accessible to a wider audience.
  • Google’s Gemini: While still under development, we’ve found Gemini useful for formatting content in a web-friendly and readable manner. However, its filters are currently too restrictive for handling some of the sensitive topics we cover.

By leveraging this combination of technology and dedication, we strive to provide you with a user-friendly platform and high-quality educational resources that empower your learning journey.