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CRJU 233: Course ResourcesWeb Links Chapter 1 American Bar Association This web site will explain in great detail the role of the various courtroom actors. It also gives great insight into the steps in a trial. There is a very informative diagram on how a case moves through the courts. Bureau of Justice Statistics In the opening paragraph the author makes reference to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. This web site will enable you to research any crime statistic you can imagine. The site also enables you to download charts and graphs in order to gain a better understanding of crime trends. National Center for State Courts This site is the directory with links to all the state and federal courts in the United States and even to international courts. You can browse through this site and find the websites for various courts to learn about how the court system is set up in Illinois or even in Brazil. Virtual Tour of the Supreme Court Building Take a Virtual Tour of the U.S. Supreme Court Building. This site allows you to view many different views and sights within the U.S. Supreme Court. It allows you to see the judge’s chambers as well as take a detailed peek into the Courtroom. Chapter 2 Encyclopedia Encarta: Magna Carta Use this website to gain a better understanding of the ancient document, the Magna Carta. This website will teach about the origins, the history and the contents of the document that gave rise to our legal system today. National Constitution Center Use this site to explore the Constitution of the United States. This site walks you through each separate article and each separate amendment and explains each article and amendment. It also allows you to search the constitution by topic. Additionally, you can explore what part of the constitution gave rise to a SupremeCourt decision. Nolo Law for All This web site offers insight into various legal defenses a defendant can present at trial. The Nolo law center also attempts to explain the law in plain English terms for non-lawyers. From this site you are able to explore the rest of the Nolo Law encyclopedia. Chapter 3 Federal Judicial Center This site educates you on the Federal judiciary. It allows you to explore the Supreme Court, its opinions and its justices over the years, as well the federal appellate courts, their justices and decisions over the years. Supreme Court ofthe United States This web site will allow you to delve deeper into the Supreme Court’s current term. It shows you how many cases the Court hears each year and how many opinions it hands down each year. The Judiciary Act of 1789 Learn more about the Judiciary Act of 1789 by visiting this web site. You can find excerpts of various sections of the Act and learn how the Federal Court system was established. Chapter 4Appellate.Net The site was created by the law firm of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw to educate on appellate and Supreme Court practice in the United States. This site will allow you to read about the most recent Appellate news. National Center for State Courts This site is the directory with links to all the state and federal courts in the United States and even to international courts. You can browse through this site and find the websites for various courts to learn about how the court system is set up in your own state. National Criminal Justice Reference Center: Drug Courts This site offers an in-depth analysis of the Drug courts in the United States. By clicking on the link to ‘Programs’ you can find out what programs, if any, your state has for drug-addicted offenders.Chapter 5 National Association for Court Management Home page of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA). NCRAexists to create an understanding of the role of court reporters among customers, legislators and regulators and to ensure that they remain thepreferred professionals who capture and manage the records of judicial proceedings. National Court Reporters Association This is the home page of the National Court Reporters Association. Right to a Speedy and Public Trial This web site will give you more insight into the rights to a speedy trial as set forth in the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution. United States Court of Appeals for the District ofColumbia Circuit, virtual tour The web site offers you insight into the make up of an appellate courtroom. This particular courtroom is the one for the District of Columbia Circuit, but you will find that most of the courtrooms in the United States Courts of Appeals have the same configuration. Chapter 6 Life for Confessions? The Ridgway Plea Bargain Read this article to understand more about plea-bargaining and the problems the criminal justice system faces with having plea-bargaining occur. This site also depicts a very popular public view about plea-bargaining. National Association of Attorney’s General Browse this website to learn more about the Federal Prosecutors, also called the attorney’s general. National District Attorneys Association This is the national website for all the district attorneys nation-wide. Office of the Solicitor General This is the home page of the Solicitor General’s Office. From this site you can connect to various links to learn more about the third-ranking official inthe Justice Department. Chapter 7 Clarence Earl Gideon This website offers more insight into Clarence Earl Gideon and Gideon v. Wainwright. National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. This is the home page of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. The Association of Federal Defense Attorneys This is the home page of the Association of Federal Defense Attorneys (AFDA), an Internet-based association for criminal defense attorneys, law professors, paralegals, investigators, and all other professionals associated with the field of federal criminal defense litigation Chapter 8American Judicature Society This is the home page of the American Judicature Society, which is an organization that works to maintain the independence and integrity of the courts and increase public understanding of the justice system. Judicial Selection in the States This website will educate you on how judges are selected in each individual state. It will tell you about the process a potential judge needs to go through to eventually become a sworn judge. Members of the Supreme Court of theUnited States The page shows you all the Justices that have ever served on the U.S. Supreme Court, who appointed them to


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