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MindTap Criminal Justice for Criminal Investigation 11th Edition

Kären M. Hess, Christine Hess Orthmann, Henry Lim Cho

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Overview

MindTap® Hess/Hess Orthman/Cho's Criminal Investigation, 11th 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. MindTap® Criminal Investigation, 11th Edition offers 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! MindTap for Criminal Investigation prepares students to make the kinds of reasoned decisions they will need to make as future professionals faced with real-world challenges. With its rich array of media assets – all of which are tagged by learning objective and Bloom’s Taxonomy level – MindTap is perfectly suited for today’s Criminal Justice students, engaging them, guiding them toward mastery of basic concepts, and advancing their critical thinking abilities.

Kären M. Hess, Normandale Community College, Minnesota

The late Kären Matison Hess, PhD, wrote extensively in law enforcement and criminal justice, gaining a respected reputation for the consistent pedagogical style around which she structured each textbook. She co-authored multiple editions of MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, JUVENILE JUSTICE, and INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE in addition to CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM; much of her work and influence remains unchanged in this new edition.

Christine Hess Orthmann, Orthmann Writing and Research

Christine Hess Orthmann holds an M.S. in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati and has been writing and researching in various aspects of criminal justice for over 20 years. She is the author of numerous Cengage Learning textbooks, a former reserve officer with the Rosemount (Minnesota) Police Department, and a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the American Society of Criminology (ASC), the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA), and the National Criminal Justice Honor Society (Alpha Phi Sigma).

Henry Lim Cho,

Henry Lim Cho holds an M.A. in Human Services with an emphasis on Criminal Justice Leadership from Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota. He has worked in the field of criminal justice for more than 10 years, having held positions in private security and as a community service officer, police officer, and detective. He retired from the Rosemount (Minnesota) Police Department with the rank of Sergeant. Sergeant Cho has experience as a use-of-force instructor and as a crime scene investigator. His professional memberships include the Text and Academic Authors Association, Minnesota Police and Peace Officer's Association, International Association of Identification--Minnesota Chapter, Minnesota Sex Crimes Investigator Association, High Technology Crime Investigation Association, National White Collar Crime Center, and the Fraternal Order of Police. He co-authored POLICE OPERATIONS and INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, and has been published in the Minnesota Police Journal.
  • Provide students with organizational and study tools designed to better manage their limited time, allowing them to complete assignments whenever and wherever they are ready to learn.
  • 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".
  • 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.
  • Learn exactly how different types of evidence help investigators draw definitive conclusions with the Interactive Forensics Labs in MindTap. Explore the specific techniques used to process crime scenes – from the longstanding study of latent fingerprints, to the newer, more cutting-edge technology involved in DNA profiling and cybercrime.
  • Save students money in their course materials with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
  • 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.
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.
Career Scenario: Decide & Justify: Places the student in the role of a criminal justice professional. In the first part of the assignment, Career Scenario: Decide, students must make two reasoned decisions based on the information in the scenario and what they learned in the chapter, with the second decision they make being determined by their first decision. 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, Career Scenario: Justify, 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 exercises that review basic writing skills (sentence structure, citing sources, etc.) – 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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  • ISBN-10: 1285862686
  • ISBN-13: 9781285862682
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