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Ebooks in the Library
The library has an extensive collection of ebooks on a variety of topics. To find what is available, enter your subject in the library catalog and select as a phrase in the drop down menu. If a book is in ebook format, it will say view ebook in the record.
Almost all of the library's ebooks are multiuser. This means that your whole class could access the book simultaneously and for free!
Low-Cost Textbooks -- Justice Studies
Some textbooks in this list are Kindle editions. Anybody can read Kindle books, however, even without a Kindle device by downloading the free Kindle app for smartphones and tablets.
Understanding Penal Practice
A low cost text that focuses mainly on penal practice in the community (i.e., on probation, parole, offender supervision and ‘community corrections’).
A Book of Remarkable Criminals
A 19th century book with short chapters on various criminals and their crimes. (Also available online through Project Gutenberg.)
A Subject search in the King Library catalog on "Criminal Law" that is restricted to ebooks will bring up over 200 results.
The Stanford Prison Experiment
An extensive slide show and information about this classic psychology experiment, including parallels with the abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib.
Frontline is a public affairs series from PBS and includes many videos on criminal justice that are freely available online.
A companion web site for the Frontline (PBS) program of the same name. Includes facts and statistics, a review of the "adult vs. child" debate, and four case studies (with video clips).
Use the ISBN of Your Current Textbook to Find Free Alternatives