RCL Career Resources: Subject Lists
Criminal Justice and Law Criminal Justice and Law makes recommendations for those legal programs most commonly offered within the two-year college curricula: Court Reporting; Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice; and Paralegal Studies. The resources listed here represent a careful selection from among the most recent textbooks, monographs, and web resources, and have been chosen to cover the most important and commonly taught aspects of each subfield. Of necessity, some of the works selected here are intended primarily for more advanced legal studies or preparation for a baccalaureate degree, but will be of use to students in career-oriented programs as well. Every attempt has been made to feature the newest and most relevant edition of a work; the few older works retained are of importance primarily as background or historical material. Although it is not practical to list all of the individual state/regional legal resources a core paralegal library collection should also include the following resources for the institution’s state and/or region: state code; state or regional reporter covering at least the preceding 25 years; current state or regional digest; “local and state bar journals, newspapers, and periodicals devoted to the paralegal profession” (American Bar Association [ABA], 2008, p. 29-30). State and regional publications can be obtained from major legal publishers, or in some states, from the official state government website. Return to Subject List