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Online Books for BLET
Take Note: The online materials listed here are not an exhaustive list of the available resources for the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program. If looking for other materials, please consult the ebook databases or meet with one of VGCC's librarians.
Crime Classification Manual by
Publication Date: 2013-03-20
The language, terms, and classifications used in the criminal justice system and allied fields.
Encyclopedia of American Law and Criminal Justice by
Publication Date: 2012-03-01
Covers a wide range of topics relevant to law and criminal justice, including police, courts, corrections, laws, and famous criminals, as well as current, controversial topics such as bullying, public surveillance, cyber crime, the death penalty, and more.
Forensic Ballistics in Court by
Publication Date: 2013-03-11
An accessible introduction to firearms and ballistics evidence, analysis and presentation in court.
Investigative Ethics by
Publication Date: 2014-03-19
Philosophical analyses of the ethical issues that arise for police detectives and other investigators in contemporary society.
Predictive Policing by
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
Predictive policing uses analytical techniques to identify targets for police intervention with the goal of preventing crime, solving past crimes, or identifying potential offenders and victims. This guide assesses some of the technical tools and tactical approaches for acting on predictions in an effective way.
Career Information Websites
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
The mission of BJS is "to collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. These data are critical to federal, state, and local policymakers in combating crime and ensuring that justice is both efficient and evenhanded."
FBI Resources for Law Enforcement
Provides information about services that the FBI has available for local law enforcement.
International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol)
"INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organization, with 190 member countries. Our role is to enable police around the world to work together to make the world a safer place. Our high-tech infrastructure of technical and operational support helps meet the growing challenges of fighting crime in the 21st century."
North Carolina Court System
"Information about the NC court system including court calendars, fees, forms, opinions, and more."
North Carolina Department of Justice (NCDOJ)
"The Attorney General is the head of the North Carolina Department of Justice. The Department has four primary functions:
- Provide legal representation to state agencies;
- Assist local law enforcement in fighting crime and prosecuting cases;
- Provide training and standards for law enforcement;
- Protect North Carolina consumers.
North Carolina Department of Public Safety
"Focuses citizen & legislative attention on law enforcement & public safety issues, such as the supervision of offenders in prison or in juvenile detention centers & in community supervision, drinking & driving, underage access to alcohol & tobacco, the proper use of child safety seats, crime prevention & preparation for natural disasters."
Office of Justice Programs
"The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies."
"News, information about the latest technology and best practices, and resources for both seasoned officers and those just entering the field of law enforcement."
U.S. Department of Justice
The mission of this department is "To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans."
Uniform Crime Report
"The North Carolina Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program is part of a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. While the program’s primary objective is to generate a reliable set of criminal statistics for use in law enforcement administration, operation, and management, its data have over the years become one the country’s leading social indicators."
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