I was recently informed by Amazon’s KDP program that my practice of using KDP to print my OER texts was a violation of the User Agreement. They are profit-motivated and demand exclusivity. My actions did violate the Agreement, and my punishment was having my account deleted. I am in the process of finding a way to offer print copies of my texts, but for the foreseeable future, only my Introduction to Criminal Justice text will be available in print form. I apologize for this inconvenience. All of the free OER versions will remain available.
A major purpose of this site is to showcase my free criminal justice textbooks. These textbooks are released free of charge (as Open Educational Resources) on this site in electronic form. Many people still want paper books, but those can’t be offered for free. I have tried to offer print versions for the best price possible. Below is a list of my OER projects that are available via Amazon. Instructor and Student Resources (that I’ve managed to finish!) are available via the “Learning Resources” links in the online table of contents for each book.
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Fundamental Cases in Criminal Justice provides abridged, easily read Supreme Court cases designed to provide an overview of constitutional issues in American criminal justice. The traditional division of police, courts, and corrections is used, as well as a final section on juvenile justice. Designed to accompany an introductory course, confusing footnotes, headnotes, and legal citations have been removed.
Both Kindle and Print editions are available on Amazon.com.