“He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother.” — Neil Diamond Brothers and co-authors of When the Cops Come Knockin’: An Illustrative Guide to Criminal, Travis Townsend, Jr. and Trinity Townsend were raised in the low-income, high-crime of Muskegon Heights, Michigan. They flirted from time to time with the wrong side of the law, but managed to escape the traps of a criminal record—by luck. It was in law school, as they learned the ins and outs of the law, that they realized just how many mistakes they’d … Learn About the Authors
This book provides valuable and necessary information that creates a real foundation for understanding basic criminal law. Many of people, in particular youth, have a misguided and confused view of how the legal system works based on they experiences with many popular television shows. The book provides a balance for individuals regardless of socioeconomic background between tomfoolery and perpetrating a real crime. Easy to read and discuss this makes it an excellent book for young people. It informs them now on the real aspects of law and not the glossed over scenarios they see on TV. - C. Tucker
This book is a must have for young people and anyone who wants a better understanding of how to deal with police officers. The authors successfully mesh their street smarts with their law degrees to provide readers with sensible advice on dealing with potential encounters with law enforcement. If you are a teacher, interact with young people, or have children of your own, this book should be on your bookshelf. - B.P.
Straightforward, easy to understand the reading. The book is good for all ages. Helps you understand what you can do and what you cant do. - Brandon Knox
Criminal Law Literacy Movement Did you know? There are thousands of laws pertaining to the criminal justice system? These are laws that well-meaning people break on a daily basis without knowing it. Everyday, thousands of people are, unknowingly, gambling with the law and counting on luck that they won’t get caught on the wrong side of the law. The consequences to individuals and their families, loved ones, are devastating. Loss of freedom from jailing and imprisonment, financial hardship … Read More