Information about the author of a book titled "Introduction to Criminal Law":
"Lisa M. Storm, Esq. received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of California at Davis in 1985 and her juris doctorate degree from Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco in 1990. Ms. Storm has taught at the community college, four-year, and graduate levels since 1992. Currently, she is a tenured faculty member in Administration of Justice at Hartnell College, a California community college. She is also an attorney and licensed member of the California State Bar. Ms. Storm teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedures, Criminal Evidence, Constitutional Law, and Legal Environment of Business.
Throughout her teaching career, Ms. Storm has embraced innovation, which led her to develop the only online Degree and Certificate program at Hartnell College, as well as the only accelerated (three-semester) online degree program in Administration of Justice. Her dedication to students helped her win both campuswide and external awards, including the Ercia Harden Teaching Excellence Award in 2006. Ms. Storm continues to pursue her commitment to student success and hopes to inspire many more students to pursue a career in law, criminal justice, or paralegal."
A paragraph on page 1 of a book titled "Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System":
"This introductory textbook is unique because it was a collaborative effort by all Criminology and Criminal Justice professors at Southern Oregon University (SOU) in Ashland, Oregon. This textbook will meet the learning objectives outlined through SOU and as a community college transfer course, as well as cover all other topics expected to find in an introductory course. This book can be used on a quarter or semester system, as well as cover topics that may get left out of some introductory texts such as controversial issues in the criminal justice system. Further, we made it as comprehensive as possible to cover core concepts and areas in the criminal justice system including theory, policing, courts, corrections, and the juvenile justice system. Additionally, we created examples that will help make difficult concepts or ideas more relatable. Every section provides an overview of key terms, critical thinking questions for course engagement, assignments, and other ancillaries such as multimedia links, images, activity ideas, and more."
Law Review Article:
Introduction of a law review article titled "Terrorism, Law Enforcement, and the Mass Media: Perspectives, Problems, Proposals":
"Terrorism may be described as a strategy of violence designed to inspire terror within a particular segment of a given society. Commonly associated with acts committed by ideologically and politically motivated individuals in order to achieve power, terrorism is also committed by individuals who are not so motivated and by individuals acting on behalf of states in time of war and peace.
The dramatic nature of so-called "terrorist" acts committed by ideologically motivated individuals in the last decade has caused such world wide concern that some regard it as le mal due siecle. Nevertheless, research has failed to probe this complex phenomenon sufficiently. Above all, there is no agreed upon analytical methodology for the appraisal of such conduct with a view to formulating appropriate measures for its effective prevention and control. The pervasive and indiscriminate use of such convenient labels as terrorism continues to obscure the field of inquiry. World attention often seems to focus only on individually perpetrated and ideologically motivated acts of terror-violence while other terror-inspiring common crimes and brutal acts of state-sponsored terror-violence go unnoticed.
The overt fear inspired in the public by terrorist acts may be, in the absence of conclusive scientific data, attributable to the impact of media coverage. The general public seems to perceive individual terrorism, as opposed to state-sponsored terrorism, as a dangerous phenomenon affecting society in a manner warranting exceptional action. The relatively limited social harm resulting from acts commonly denominated terrorism, when compared to the social harm caused by common crimes, indicates that this psychological impact is more significant than the acts of violence committed and that this impact may be more media-created than intrinsic to the acts. The role of the media likewise would explain in part the terrorist's choice of target and the manner of effecting the act; the terrorist tailors both to insure media dissemination of both the act and an underlying message to achieve terror-inspiring effect."