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MindTap Criminal Justice for American Corrections in Brief 3rd Edition

Todd R. Clear, Michael D. Reisig, Carolyn Petrosino, George F. Cole

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Overview

MindTap® Criminal Justice for Clear/Reisig/Petrosino/Cole’s American Corrections in Brief, 3rd Edition is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. It gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. Empower students to accelerate their progress with MindTap. MindTap: Powered by You. MindTap gives you complete ownership of customizable content, course analytics, an accessible e-reader, and the single most applied learning experience available for this course – all within the learning management system you’re already using. Prepare students to make the kinds of reasoned decisions they will face as professionals. Media assets, tagged by learning objective and Bloom’s Taxonomy level, engage students and help them master basic concepts and critical-thinking abilities.

Todd R. Clear, Rutgers University

Todd R. Clear is the University Professor of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University-Newark, New Jersey. He is currently involved in studies of mass incarceration, the impact of prison policy on communities and the concept of "community justice." He was founding editor of the journal Criminology and Public Policy. His previous writing covers the topics of correctional classification, prediction methods in correctional programming, community-based correctional methods, intermediate sanctions and sentencing policy. Clear has served as president of the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He has been a programming and policy consultant to public agencies in over 40 states and five nations, and his work has been recognized through several awards, including those of the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, The Rockefeller School of Public Policy, the American Probation and Parole Association and the International Community Corrections Association. Clear is the author of two recent books on correctional policy: IMPRISONING COMMUNITIES: HOW MASS INCARCERATION MAKES DISADVANTAGED PLACES WORSE (Oxford University Press) and THE PUNISHMENT IMPERATIVE: THE RISE AND FAILURE OF MASS INCARCERATION (NYU Press).

Michael D. Reisig, Arizona State University

Michael Reisig is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D. from Washington State University in 1996. Previously he was a faculty member at Michigan State University and Florida State University. His corrections research has appeared in several leading criminology journals, including Criminology, Crime and Delinquency, Justice Quarterly and Punishment and Society.

Carolyn Petrosino, Bridgewater State University

Carolyn Petrosino is Professor of Criminal Justice and Founding Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts. She received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1993. Prior to beginning her teaching career, she held various positions in the corrections system of the State of New Jersey. Her publications include journal articles and book chapters on such topics as hate crimes, juvenile delinquency, sexual offenders, and parole decision-making. She has published in Crime and Delinquency, Journal of Social Issues, Journal of Criminal Justice, Police Quarterly, and Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. Dr. Petrosino's forthcoming book is UNDERSTANDING HATE CRIMES: ACTS, MOTIVES, OFFENDERS, VICTIMS, AND JUSTICE (Routledge).

George F. Cole, University of Connecticut

The late George F. Cole was Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. He was recognized for outstanding teaching and research and in 1995 was named a Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. A specialist in the administration of criminal justice, he published extensively on such topics as prosecution, courts and corrections. He developed and directed the graduate corrections program at the University of Connecticut and was a Fellow at the National Institute of Justice (1988). Among his other accomplishments, he was granted two awards under the Fulbright-Hays Program to conduct criminal justice research in England and the former Yugoslavia. He co-authored several other Cengage Learning/Wadsworth criminal justice titles, including THE AMERICAN SYSTEM OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AMERICAN CORRECTIONS, AMERICAN CORRECTIONS IN BRIEF and THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: POLITICS AND POLICIES.
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  • Hone students’ real-world decision-making skills with each chapter’s Career Scenario branching activities related to scenarios students might encounter in their future careers. The Career Scenario: Decide & Justify activities further development of critical thinking and writing skills and heighten the relevancy of chapter material.
  • Utilize MindTap’s part-ending Writing Skill Builder activities – which feature exercises that review basic writing skills (sentence structure, citing sources, etc.) combined with writing assignments centered on a unique Cengage decision-making framework – to further advance students’ writing skills.
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  • Track students in real time with the Progress App and adjust the course as needed based analytics of interactivity in the course.
  • With the MindTap Mobile App, you can keep your students informed of assignments, course due dates, or any changes to your course while also arming them with on-the-go study tools like flashcards and quizzing.
  • Build and personalize your course by integrating your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, Google Docs and more. Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times—both individually and compared to the highest performers in class within the student view of the Progress App.
  • Equip students to do better research with the Questia App, which features 24/7 online access to thousands of full texts and millions of academic journal and periodical articles along with a complete suite of organizational and productivity tools as well as instructional tutorials on such key topics as “Evaluating Sources” and “Paraphrasing Sources” to “Avoiding Plagiarism” and “Working with Documentation Styles”.
LEARNING PATH
For each chapter of the book, students will find:
Learning Objectives: Chapter-opening learning outcomes spotlight what’s important.

Visual Summary: Interactive graphic that captures key concepts as a means of both previewing and reinforcing reading. The Visual Summary enables students to see how the key concepts fit together and get more information about each concept.

Reading: Convenient e-reader with integrated visuals and easily accessible notetaking, flashcard, ReadSpeak, and Questia apps.

Video Case: Timely news video connects course concepts with the real world. Students answer five multiple-choice questions relating the news story to the learning objectives in the chapter and receive feedback to help them make the right connections.

You Decide: Places the student in the role of a criminal justice professional. In the first part of the assignment, You Decide: Choose Your Path, students must make reasoned decisions based on the information in the scenario and what they learned in the chapter, as well as answer related multiple choice questions to solidify understanding. The concluding feedback helps tie the concepts in the scenario back to the learning objectives in the chapter. In the second part of the assignment, You Decide: Justify Your Choices, students must write a short essay explaining the rationale behind their decisions. Rubrics provided.

Exam: 25 multiple-choice questions that test students on the key concepts in the chapter.

Additionally, every 3 or 4 chapters – at the end of each part in the text – students will find:

Writing Skill Builder: A 2-part activity consisting of the Writing Review – 2-3 Aplia exercises on a specific writing skill – and the Writing Practice, an essay prompt where students apply the CJ decision-making model to a criminal justice scenario and practice the specific writing skill they just reviewed. Rubrics provided.

Finally, MindTap offers:
Careers in Criminal Justice App. A career rolodex, video interviews with practicing criminal justice professionals, career planning information, and much more.

Study Skill Builder. A quick review of basic study skills – managing time, using the textbook effectively, taking notes, etc. – in addition to brief writing and presentation guides.
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This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

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Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Online Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781305640900
This detailed manual provides sample syllabi, course guidelines, in-class exercises, and chapter objectives to assist instructors in teaching the course.

Online PowerPoint®

ISBN: 9781305673687
Helping you make your lectures more engaging while effectively reaching your visually oriented students, these handy Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides outline the chapters of the main text in a classroom-ready presentation. The PowerPoint® slides are updated to reflect the content and organization of the new edition of the text.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305640870
Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to: import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.