Explore these links at your leisure. Some of the sites are basic search engines. Other sites, such as Cornell, Findlaw, and Indiana, provide information about legal subjects. There are several superb criminal justice  sites, such as Greek's Links, with numerous hyperlinks to other criminal resources.  The federal and state codes and cases sites are useful in the criminal law course. Two of my favorite sites for leisure reading about real life crimes and defenses are Famous Trials and TruTV's Crime Library of infamous criminal cases.

These Center for Criminal Justice Advocacy links are just a tiny drop in the ocean of criminal law information available on the web. But they are guaranteed to start you on an endless ride. Good surfing!
Knowledge is of two types - we know a subject ourselves or
we know where we can go to get information about it.

A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.

HERE ARE A FEW WEB SITES THAT YOU MAY FIND USEFUL TO VISIT AS YOU PUT YOUR TOES
IN THE WATERS OF THE CRIMINAL LAW:
BACK TO CTA HOMEPAGE
CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS
GUIDE TO LOCAL COURTS
crimes and defenses.com
criminal law
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LEGAL RESEARCH LINKS

         Law Reviews - Free
  • PLOL - Free Online Library
  • Criminal Law Overview - (1- Findlaw), (2- Cornell), (3- Justia), (4- Stanford  Philosophy), (5 - Summary), (6 -Cato)
  • Death Penalty - (1 - Info), (2 - Resources),
        (3 - Index), (4 - Pro), (5 & 6- Anti),
        (7- Capital Defense Weekly),
        (8 - DPIC), ( 9 - TX executions)
  • Sentencing (1 - Blog)
  • White Collar  (1),(2)  (3 - Blog)
  • Terrorism - (1 - blacklist), (2 - al-Queda),
         (3 - Center), (4 - Homeland Security),
         (5 - Unabomber), (6 - McVeigh)

INFORMATION

  • Broadcast News Footage (1), (2)
  • Calendar - (1 - Duration between two dates),
(2 - Calendar home)
  • Climatology   (1 - Naval Observatory), (2 - sunrise/sunset), (3 - sunset), (4 -ordering from NCDC)
  • Crim Records - (1 - Public Data), (2 - Dataland), (3 -  Explained), (4 - TxDPS),
        (5 - Accident Reports), (6 -Rapsheets),
        (7 - FindOutTheTruth), (8 - Accurint),
        (9 - Merlin)
  • Dictionary - (1 - Websters), (2 - Free), (3 - One Look), (4 - Medical), (5 - Legal) , (6 - Legal), (7 - Legal)
  • Dictionary, Foreign Language (1), (2), (3), (4 - Spanish), (5 - Spanish)
  • Distance Between Cities - (1), (2)
  • LLRX - law and technology resources
  • Maps -      (1 - Map Quest),  (2 - Maps Live),   (3 - Maps .Com),   (4 - U. Tx.),  (5 - Yahoo) ,  
  (6 -Maps On Us),   (7 - Natl. Geo.) ,  
  (8 -USGS), (9 - Rand), (10 - Webster),                                    (11 - Oddens), (12 - historical),
  (13 -Google)
  • Maps, Aerial - ( 1 - TerraServer) (2 -world) (3 - aerial), (4 - TerraFly) (5 - Google Earth)
         (6 - showmystreet)
  • Measurements - (1), (2 - Conversion of Weight, Mass, Speed, Temp, Length, Distance, Angles, Numbers, Density, Volume, Energy, Flow Rate, Force, Frequency, Light,Pressure, Power, Viscosity), (3 - Weights and Measures),  (4 - Metric Conversion), (5 - Conversion of Length, Weight, Volume), (6 - Math Conversion), (7 - Converter
  • Military Search (1), (2), (3)
  • People (Finding) - (1 - People -Searching for), (2 -  Roots), (3 - Virtual Chase), ( 4 - Any Who), (5 - Search Bug), (7 - Knowx), (8- Pipl), (9- I23 People), (10 - Sleuthing)
  • Phone Numbers -  ( 1 - Switchboard), (2 - Who Where), (3 - World Pages), (4 - Reverse & Email), (5 - Worldwide), (6 -Super Pages) , ( 7 - Yellow Pages), (8- Info Space), (9)
  • Photos - (1), (2 - showmystreet)
  • Public Records -  (1  - Vital), (2 -Directory)
  • Sex Offender Databases - (1 - DOJ), (2), (3 - states), (4 - Texas)
  • Quotes - (1 - Wiki)
  • Time Web Sites - (1 Navy), (2 - World Clock), (3 - World), (4 )
  • Translation Web Sites - (1), (2 - Yahoo) , (3),
        (4), (5), (6), (7 - good)
  • Weather (1 - Wunderground), (2 - extreme -National Climatic Data Center) See below
  • Who Owns a Web Site - From IP Addresses         
         (1), (2)
  • Writing: OWL - site map

CURRENT CRIMINAL LAW NEWS


VIDEOS (WATCH)

  • HOME -Please watch this superb film.
  • Democracy Now -  News you can trust with                                            reporter Amy Goodman
  • WikiLeaks-- Peeling back the veneer of  lies
  with numerous episodes of lawyers in court

GOOD BLAWGS* (BLOGS) WITH A CRIMINAL BENT


BLAWGS WITH GENERAL LEGAL INFORMATION

  • Becker-Posner Blog This one, in an                   intellectual league apart, presents two of our most    brilliant thinkers, one of whom is Judge Richard        Posner of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

RADIO & PODCASTS  (LISTEN)


                                   


CENTER FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADVOCACY
Take a moment to understand the 
greenhouse effect of gases accumulated
in the upper atmosphere of planet Earth.

The climate is an angry beast,
and we humans have been poking at it with sticks, e.g., in 2010, 30.6 gigatons of
global CO2 emissions (1) - a new record.

With 4.5% of the world's population, the US is responsible for 18% of global CO2 emissions. The U.S. output of CO2 to the atmosphere in 2010 was 5.6 billion metric tons - not counting the additional 1.2 billion metric tons of CO2 equivalent emissions
that we spewed into the atmosphere
from non-CO2 GHGs.

It was 20,000,000 years ago that the Earth's atmosphere last had our current  atmospheric levels of CO2. (1) Three hundred and fifty parts of CO2 per million of atmospheric air or less is thought by some to be the maximum concentration compatible with maintaining the planet in the state to which human life is currently adapted.*
Fossil fuel use, along with deforestation, is responsible for a great deal
of the CO2 increase.

Methane (CH4), like CO2, is a heat-trapping gas. It is 25 times more potent than CO2
as a greenhouse gas over a 100-year period.
As it escapes into the atmosphere, methane adds even more to the pace of global warming. Concentrations of atmospheric methane have increased 150% since 1750.

Our species faces 3 enormous problems: population growth (1), resource depletion, and climate change. Future generations of homo sapiens may suffer mightily for what we have done to our only home. (1) "

Note: It'll be at least five hundred parts per million within the next forty years according to this expert. This guy explains possible effects of climate change in a manner a 14-year-old can understand, (1 -politics and science from a Nobel Peace Prize winner) Here's a skeptical expert and a skeptic who converts. Here's research on the current attitudes of Americans on the subject of climate change.

For information about climate change in terms that a layperson can understand, see The Discovery Channel's - Global Warming, What You Need to Know.

If you are opposed to the suicide of the human race, you might find the two film
clips to the right informative.
Here's a third expert.

Want less. Use less. Conserve energy.
Get off the carbon highway!
Support a carbon tax.

FEDERAL  DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, CONSTITUTION AND BILL OF RIGHTS


FEDERAL LAWS (Statutes, Rules)

  • FDsys (Govt. publications)


FEDERAL  LEGISLATION


FEDERAL AGENCIES

  • FBI  (1 - Challenging Accuracy of FBI Rap Sheet)
  • ATF - (1 - Guns), (2 - FFL Check)

FEDERAL COURTS

         History of Fed. Ct. System
  • (1st  - First [Boston]; ME, MA, NH, PR, RI)),
  • (2nd - Second [NY]: CT, NY, VT)
  • (3rd - Third [Philadelphia]: DE, NJ, PA, VI)
  • (4th - Fourth [Richmond]: MD, NC, SC, VA, WV)
  • (5th - Fifth [New Orleans]: LA, MS, TX) Blog
  • (6th - Sixth [Cincinnati]: KY, MI, OH, TN)
  • (7th - Seventh [Chicago]: IL, IN, WI]
  • (8th - Eighth [St. Louis]: AR, IA, MN, MI, NE, ND, SD)
  • (9th - Ninth [San Francisco]: AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, WA)
  • (10th - Tenth [Denver]: CO, KS, NM, OK, UT, WY)
  • (11th - Eleventh [Miami]: AL, FL, GA)

FEDERAL CASES AND DOCUMENTS


FEDERAL MILITARY


STATE CONSTITUTIONS AND BILL OF RIGHTS
 

STATE LAWS (Statutes, Rules)


STATE COURTS

  • State Court Web Sites (1), (2)
  • Texas Court of Appeals (1st - Houston);      (2nd - Ft. Worth); (3rd - Austin); (4th - San Antonio); (5th - Dallas); (6th - Texarkana);   (7th - Amarillo); (8th - El Paso); ( 9th - Beaumont); (10th - Waco); (11th - Eastland); (12th - Tyler); (13th - Corpus Christi); (14th - Houston)

STATE AGENCIES


STATE AND LOCAL PROSECUTORS


INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW

  • International Criminal Court - (1) ,  (2)
  • International Criminal Law Link - (1 - EISIL),   (2 - NYU), (3 - llrx), (4 - Wings)

ETHICS


OTHER RESOURCES

  • Serving Time: Punishment in America -  recorded by the "History Guys"                      Audio Tape  1    Audio Tape 2

FOR FUN

  • Bored When you feel like doing something stupid.
  • Bytes - * Fun and informative blog
  • Art  (1)      Arts & Letters (1)
  • Source Watch - General information re the truth behind rumor.
  • Karaoke (1)


  • OLD-TIME RADIO CRIME DRAMAS (Put your computer beside the bed, turn off the lights, and tuck yourself in to close the day with a classic from this list.)

  • Lum & Abner (This one has nothing to do with crime, but  it's funny.)
          Sun Tzu's Art of War; Marcus Aurelius



DISASTER (for locals)  HURRICANE, FLOOD, ETC

  • Evacuation Routes from Houston - (I-10 to SA ); (I-45 to Dallas);  (US 290 to Austin);  (US 59 to Nacogdoches) [In 2005 with Hurricane Rita approaching, Governor Rick Perry, Houston Mayor Bill White and Harris County Judge Robert Eckels  simply told citizens to "gas up and go" without any effective planning; many tens of thousands who heeded their advice were stranded perilously on highways; luckily the hurricane bypassed us; let's hope the politicians exercise better judgment and planning the next time we face the real probability of a hurricdane strike.) (In 2008's Hurricane Ike, Mayor  White, became more of a statesman and true public servant, doing a much better job; Governor Perry again proved himself to be little more than a posturing politician, (He later ran for President in 2011 and revealed himself to be a slow-thinking, stumbling debater); Eckels is gone to a silk-stocking law firm; so far, his replacement, County Judge  Ed Emmett, appears to be a valid public servant.]
               Weather Channel; National Warnings   
  National Doppler Radar ; Lightning Strikes ;
               Channel 2 KPRC; Channel 13 KTRKChannel 11 KHOU;






We've sodomized this planet with a chain saw,
coal shovel and gas nozzle -

Fact: Temperatures in the lower 48 states were 8.6 degrees above normal for March 2012 and 6 degrees higher than average for the first three months of the year, according to calculations by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That far exceeds the old records. (1)
In the spring of 2012, for the first time in well over 800,000 years, the CO2 levels in the Arctic exceeded 400 ppm. (1)
In the four fall 2012 presidental debates between Obama and Romney, the phrases "climate change," "greenhouse gases," and "global warming," and  were never mentioned.









Dr. James Hansen, featured above, has much
to say about global climate change:
(1)(2)(3)

Bill McKibben, one of the world's premier
environmental journalists and author of book EAARTH. has much to say about
climate change.
Here are a few of Bill's presentations
(1 - skip to 14:00), (2- skip to 4:30)


One of our greatest living thinkers,
Noam Chomsky, explains corporate
response to climate change.
Don't forget that it was George W. Bush in 2001 who chose to abandon the Kyoto Protocol, the 1997 treaty limiting emissions
of heat-trapping gases in industrialized countries. Future generations may look
back on that political decision as the
tipping point, irreversibly changing
the climate in our only home .