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.

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IN THE WATERS OF THE CRIMINAL LAW:
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GUIDE TO LOCAL COURTS

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(Video)
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 2014, 35.9 gigatonnes of
global CO2 emissions (1) (2). Of that, the USA produced 6,870 million metric tons
(1)

With 4.5% of the world's population, the US is responsible for some 18% of global CO2 emissions.

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 does not last as long in the atmosphere as CO2 but it is 25 times more potent than CO2 as a heat-capturing 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.
What may happen (1)(2)?

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.




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ETHICS


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  • Bytes - * Fun and informative blog
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  • Karaoke (1)


  • OLD-TIME RADIO CRIME DRAMAS                  Of all the dramatic media, radio is the most visual. (Put your computer beside the bed, turn off the lights, and tuck yourself in to close the day with a classic from this list. Then let your imagination paint mental pictures.)

  • 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

  • FEMA (Federall Emergency Managemnent Agency) 









(Video)

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)

Other Ted talks re climate change (1)
One of our greatest living thinkers,
Noam Chomsky, explains corporate
response to climate change.
(Video)

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


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 .

On June 1, 2017, Donald J. Trump chose, at the G-20 meeting, to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Possible consequences are : a weakened treaty, lost economic opportunity for clean energy investment, and global alienation of U.S. allies.


Read the NASA report on climate change.


The 2017 dead zone in our Gulf of Mexico is the biggest ever, i.e., 8776 square miles - an area the size of New Jersey. The dead zone is an area in which the water does not contain enough oxygen for fish to survive, i.e., it does not support aquatic life.
It's due in part to nutrient pollution, nitrogen and phosphorus from fertilizers in the Mississippi River flowing into the Gulf.






2016 - A Record Year

Warmest year in 137 years of record keeping for the planet as a whole, surpassing the previous record holder, 2015, and being consistent with projections of human-caused climate change. Increases in methane and nitrous oxide were in line with
trends but despite a flattening of global CO2 emissions (1) the rise in CO2 gas in the atmosphere was the
largest in the 58 years of record keeping.

The CO2 concentration of 402.9 ppm surpassed the 400 ppm benchmark for the first time in modern times and also for the
first time in ice core records that go back 800,000 years. (1)

Extreme drought , heat waves, giant downpours, rising sea level (for the sixth straight year), shrinking glaciers, and melting
of the Greenland ice sheet all paint a somewhat bleak picture for the place we sapiens call home.


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  • Becker-Posner Blog This one, in an                  intellectual league apart, presented brilliant
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        7th Circuit  Court of Appeal and the late
        Gary Becker .

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