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Overview

Created through our unique "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process, CJUS is a concise, dynamic text designed to introduce today's visual learner to essential criminal justice concepts. This brief, affordable paperback includes a full suite of learning aids to accommodate the busy, diverse lifestyles of today's learners, including and interactive flash cards, quizzes, games, videos, and more – features that allow students to study wherever they are, whenever they have time. From its abbreviated, no-nonsense title to its engaging, effective content, CJUS is the perfect introductory criminal justice text for modern learners.

Laura Myers, Western Carolina University

Laura B. Myers is a Florida State University Ph.D. and a Professor of Criminal Justice and Emergency Management in the Department of Applied Criminology at Western Carolina University. Her research and teaching areas include criminal justice education, criminal justice administration, ethics and diversity, theory, research methods and statistics, and emergency management. Dr. Myers is currently leading a project on regional disaster planning funded by the Department of Homeland Security and Oakridge National Labs SERRI Program totaling $171,000. Publications include the following: An edited book on criminal justice application activities for the classroom. A book chapter on active and applied learning activities. A book chapter on minority women in criminal justice higher education. Several articles on the topics of criminal justice education, courts, ethics, diversity, juvenile justice, and cybercrime in such journals as Journal of Criminal Justice Education, Journal of Criminal Justice, Justice Quarterly, and the Prison Journal. Laura also is the inaugural and current editor of the Journal of Knowledge and Best Practices in Juvenile Justice and Psychology. She presents numerous papers and speeches at national conferences and for federal agencies such as the USDA and the US Marshal Service, as well as state agencies such as the Texas Center for Judiciary, which educates state district judges. She provides continuing education and applied research for local law enforcement, probation, and correctional agencies nationwide.

Larry Myers, Western Carolina University

Larry Myers teaches courses pertaining to forensic science, criminal investigation, crime scene investigation, evidence and criminal procedure, digital evidence, cybercrime, and technology in criminal justice. In addition to serving as a sworn law enforcement officer and detective in South Carolina, Dr. Myers held several positions within the Crime Information Bureau of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in Tallahassee, Florida. Prior to arriving at Western Carolina University, Dr. Myers taught criminal justice courses at universities in Tennessee and Texas. He also served as a consultant to the telecommunications industry and assisted with the development of a comprehensive web-based, wireless and wireline telecommunications system for improving community safety and justice.

Joel Samaha, University of Minnesota

Joel Samaha is University Distinguished Teaching Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. He received his B.A. (History), J.D., and Ph.D. (History) from Northwestern University and studied under Sir Geoffrey Elton at Cambridge University, England. Professor Samaha was admitted to the Illinois Bar, briefly practiced law in Chicago, and then taught at UCLA. In 1971, he joined the University of Minnesota, where he served as Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice Studies for four years, taught television and radio courses in criminal justice, co-taught a National Endowment for the Humanities seminar in legal and constitutional history, was named College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Teacher in 1974, and named University Distinguished Teaching Professor in 2007. Professor Samaha's works have appeared in Historical Journal, American Journal of Legal History, Minnesota Law Review, William Mitchell Law Review, and Journal of Social History.
  • The hallmark of CJUS is an engaging design perfect for visual learners – featuring dynamic illustrations and ripped-from-the-headlines photos to bring the material to life as well as prominent, crisp headers and short, tight narrative sections to help readers quickly identify key concepts.
  • Streamlined coverage of concepts results in chapters that are half as long as they are in most college textbooks – making learning more enjoyable and effective for the average student today.
  • Essential learning tools – marginal glossaries, integrated learning objectives, robust, informative photo captions, and thorough end-of-chapter summaries – are retained, while boxes and other marginal items, which are typically ignored by students, have been omitted.
  • Chapter concepts are brought to life with the help of gripping real-world chapter-opening vignettes and plentiful in-chapter discussion of cutting-edge, headline cases and examples.
  • Each chapter includes a detachable card for convenient, quick review and class preparation. Student cards contain all pertinent review information, including key terms, definitions, learning objectives, and section summaries. Instructor cards feature chapter outlines, topics and terms covered, lecture launchers, listings of available videos and multimedia resources, student projects, and more. Students can access downloadable flashcards and more at the book companion site: 4ltrpress.cengage.com/cjus.
1. Criminal Justice in the United States.
2. Crime and Criminals.
3. Explanations of Criminal Behavior.
4. Criminal Justice and the Law.
5. Missions and Roles of the Police.
6. Policing Strategies.
7. Police and the Law.
8. Courts and Courtroom Work Groups.
9. Proceedings before Trial.
10. Trial and Guilty Pleas.
11. Sentencing.
12. Community Corrections.
13. Prisons, Jails, and Prisoners.
14. Prison Life.
15. Juvenile Justice.

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  • ISBN-10: 1439043930
  • ISBN-13: 9781439043936
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $41.25
  • RETAIL $54.95

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

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9780495808527
WebTutor Toolbox offers a full array of online study tools that are text-specific, including learning objectives, glossary flashcards, practice quizzes, Web links, and a daily news feed from NewsEdge, an authoritative source for late-breaking news to keep you and your students on the cutting edge.

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9780495808510
WebTutor Toolbox offers a full array of online study tools that are text-specific, including learning objectives, glossary flashcards, practice quizzes, Web links, and a daily news feed from NewsEdge, an authoritative source for late-breaking news to keep you and your students on the cutting edge.

Criminal Justice CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9780495808541

FOR STUDENTS

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9780495808527

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9780495808510

Criminal Justice CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9780495808541
Cengage Learning's Criminal Justice CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with CJUS.