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MindTap Criminal Justice for An Introduction to Policing 8th Edition

John S. Dempsey, Linda S. Forst

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Overview

MindTap™ Criminal Justice for Dempsey/Forst's An Introduction to Policing, 8th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage.

John S. Dempsey, Suffolk County Community College, Selden, New York

The late John S. Dempsey was Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice at State University of New York (SUNY), Suffolk County Community College. He taught criminal justice and public administration courses at SUNY, Empire State College, where he served as a mentor for ranking members of law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. Mr. Dempsey was a member of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) from 1964 until 1988, serving as a police officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant and captain. He received seven citations for meritorious and excellent police duty. After retiring from the NYPD, he served as Professor of Criminal Justice at Suffolk County Community College on Eastern Long Island, where he received the college's prestigious "Who Made a Difference Award" for his teaching and work with students. Recipient of the Outstanding Contributor Award from the ACJS Community College Section and the Fellows Award from the NEAJS, Mr. Dempsey authored several books on policing and security. He received Master's Degrees in Criminal Justice from Long Island University and in Public Administration from Harvard University, the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Linda S. Forst, Shoreline Community College, Seattle Washington

Linda S. Forst is a Professor of Criminal Justice at Shoreline Community College in Seattle, Washington, where she also serves on the Civil Service Commission for Mukilteo, Washington. Dr. Forst is a retired police captain from the Boca Raton (Florida) Police Services Department, where she was a patrol officer, investigator, sergeant, lieutenant and captain and the department's first female field training officer, sergeant, lieutenant and captain. She received numerous commendations during her career and also served on the board of directors for a local battered women's shelter. An author of numerous magazine, journal and newspaper publications and several popular books on policing, Dr. Forst regularly presents at conferences and to community groups. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice, her Master's Degree in Community College Education, and her Ph.D. in Adult Education from Florida Atlantic University. She is also a graduate of University of Louisville's Sex Crime Investigation School and Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command. Dr. Forst is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and has instructed for Northwestern's School of Police Staff and Command as well as Palm Beach Community College and Florida Atlantic University.
  • 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.
  • Create a unique learning path of relevant readings, multimedia and activities that move students up the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension to analysis, application and critical thinking.
  • Integrate 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.
  • Use powerful analytics and reports that provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement and completion.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times--both individually and compared to the highest performers in class.
  • Help students stay organized and efficient with a single destination that reflects exactly what's important to you, the instructor.
  • Automatically grade assignments and quizzes.
Chapter-Specific Tools:
Learning Objectives. Chapter-opening learning outcomes spotlight what's important.
Visual Summary. Interactive graphic captures key chapter concepts to preview and reinforce reading.
Video Case. Timely cases based on today's headline-making stories enhance relevancy.
Career Scenario: Decide & Justify. Branching activities based on scenarios students may encounter in their careers as criminal justice professionals enable students to practice decision-making skills and are accompanied by a writing component ("Justify") which furthers development of critical thinking capacity.
Exam. 25-question multiple choice quiz checks understanding.
Part-Specific Tools:
Writing Skill Builder. Basic writing Aplia review exercises together with writing assignments which challenge students to utilize a Cengage decision-making framework in essays on key chapter concepts (rubrics provided).
Learning Supplements:
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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  • ISBN-10: 1285862716
  • ISBN-13: 9781285862712
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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 Resource Manual

ISBN: 9781305408340
Revised to reflect new content in the Eighth Edition, the manual includes learning objectives, key terms, a detailed chapter outline, a chapter summary, lesson plans, discussion topics, student activities, "What If" scenarios, media tools, a sample syllabus, and an expanded test bank with 30% more questions than the prior edition. The learning objectives are correlated with the discussion topics, student activities and media tools. Each chapter's test bank contains questions in multiple-choice, true false, completion, essay, and new critical thinking formats, with a full answer key. The test bank is coded to the learning objectives that appear in the main text, and includes the section in the main text where the answers can be found. Finally, each question in the test bank has been carefully reviewed by experienced criminal justice instructors for quality, accuracy, and content coverage so instructors can be sure they are working with an assessment and grading resource of the highest caliber.

Online PowerPoint®

ISBN: 9781305494084
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, are tagged by chapter learning objective, and feature some additional examples and real world cases for application and discussion.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305073722
Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate test bank 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.