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MindTap Criminal Justice for The American System of Criminal Justice 15th Edition

George F. Cole, Christopher E. Smith, Christina DeJong

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Overview

MindTap® for Cole/Smith/DeJong's The American System of Criminal Justice, 15th 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, and an accessible e-reader in 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.

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.

Christopher E. Smith, Michigan State University

Christopher E. Smith is Professor of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University (MSU). He earned degrees at Harvard University, the University of Bristol (England), the University of Tennessee, and the University of Connecticut. Trained as a lawyer and social scientist, he is the author of 25 books and more than 120 scholarly articles on law, courts, and criminal justice policy. He has been recognized as an outstanding teacher with MSU's "Teacher-Scholar Award" and "Social Science Alumni Association Outstanding Teaching Award." His other books with Cengage Learning include CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA, 9th Edition, LAW AND CONTEMPORARY CORRECTIONS, CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS: MYTHS AND REALITIES, and CRIMINAL PROCEDURE.

Christina DeJong, Michigan State University

Christina DeJong is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of Maryland and her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin. Her scholarly research on genocide, recidivism, domestic violence, police-community interactions, and other topics has been published in such journals as Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Feminist Criminology, and The Journal of Family Violence. Her current research focuses on gender and sexuality issues in criminology and criminal justice, as well as violence against women in conflict and genocide. A member of the Michigan State University faculty since 1994, she has taught courses on research methods, statistical analysis, genocide, and women and criminal justice. She is also a co-author of Cengage Learning’s CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA, 9th Edition.
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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. These You Decide 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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  • 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”.
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 – Choose & Justify: Places the student in the role of a criminal justice professional. In the first part of the assignment, 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, 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: 1305640772
  • ISBN-13: 9781305640771
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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 PowerPoint® Slides

ISBN: 9781305640757
These vibrant Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides for each chapter assist you with your lecture by providing concept coverage using images, figures, and tables directly from the textbook.

Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781305640733
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. 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 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. The manual is available for download on the password-protected website and can also be obtained via e-mail request.

Online Test Bank Microsoft Word

ISBN: 9781305881129
Organize your course and capture your students' attention with the resources found in the Test Bank, including multiple-choice, true/false, short-answer, and essay questions--most with answers and page references for each chapter of the text.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305640825
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.