Higher Education

CJUS, 1st Edition

  • includes Review Card and Criminal Justice CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card
  • Laura Myers Western Carolina University
  • Larry Myers Western Carolina University
  • Joel Samaha University of Minnesota
  • ISBN-10: 1439043930  |  ISBN-13: 9781439043936
  • 256 Pages
  • © 2010 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $41.25
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About

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.

Features and Benefits

  • 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.

Table of Contents

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.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundel: CJUS (with Review Card and Criminal Justice CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card) + E-Learning Companion: A Student's Guide to Online Success, 3rd + The Wadsworth Essential Reference Card to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

ISBN-10: 1111213771  | ISBN-13: 9781111213770

List Price = $146.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $109.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • CJUS
    List Price = $54.95  | CengageBrain Price = $54.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $41.25
  • E-Learning Companion: A Student's Guide to Online Success
    List Price = $87.95  | CengageBrain Price = $87.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $66.50
  • The Wadsworth Essential Reference Card to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
    List Price = $9.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $7.75


Bundle: Text + Careers in Criminal Justice Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  0495789135  | ISBN-13:  9780495789130

List Price = $55.95  | CengageBrain Price = $55.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $41.26

This Bundle Includes:

  • CJUS
    List Price = $54.95  | CengageBrain Price = $54.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $41.25
  • Careers in Criminal Justice Printed Access Card
    List Price = $24.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $18.00


Bundle: Text + 4LTR Press Print Option Sticker

ISBN-10:  1111623767 | ISBN-13:  9781111623760

List Price = $55.95  | CengageBrain Price = $55.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $41.25

This Bundle Includes:

  • CJUS
    List Price = $54.95  | CengageBrain Price = $54.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $41.25
  • 4LTR Press Print Option Sticker
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Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495808520 | ISBN-13: 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.

List Price = $28.25  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $28.25

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495808512 | ISBN-13: 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.

List Price = $28.25  | CengageBrain Price = $28.25  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $28.25

Criminal Justice CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495808547 | ISBN-13: 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.

List Price = $54.95  | CengageBrain Price = $54.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $54.95

Guide to Careers in Criminal Justice, 3rd  (ISBN-10: 0495130389 | ISBN-13: 9780495130383)

This handy guide, compiled by Caridad Sanchez-Leguelinel of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, gives students information on a wide variety of career paths, including requirements, salaries, training, contact information for key agencies, and employment outlooks.

List Price = $98.95  | CengageBrain Price = $98.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $74.25

The Wadsworth Custom Video for Criminal Justice, Volume III - DVD Version  (ISBN-10: 0495189510 | ISBN-13: 9780495189510)

Includes short 5- to 10-minute segments that provide faculty with a method of building student interest and classroom discussion. The segments focus on current topics as well as high-profile cases, and they are long enough to trigger an in-depth discussion but short enough to not fill an entire class session.

Writing and Communicating for Criminal Justice  (ISBN-10: 0495000418 | ISBN-13: 9780495000419)

Providing students with a basic introduction to academic, professional, and research writing in criminal justice, this text contains articles on writing skills, a basic grammar review, and a survey of on-the-job verbal communication that will benefit students in their current studies and throughout their careers.

List Price = $44.95  | CengageBrain Price = $44.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $34.00

Classroom Activities for Criminal Justice  (ISBN-10: 0495103829 | ISBN-13: 9780495103820)

Stimulate student engagement with a compilation of the best of the best in criminal justice classroom activities. Novice and seasoned instructors will appreciate this powerful course customization tool containing tried-and-true favorites and exciting new projects drawn from the spectrum of criminal justice subjects, including introduction to criminal justice, criminology, corrections, criminal law, policing, and juvenile justice.

Student Supplements

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495808520 | ISBN-13: 9780495808527)

List Price = $28.25  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $28.25

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495808512 | ISBN-13: 9780495808510)

WebTutor provides anytime, anywhere access to course content, quizzes, and the tools you need to succeed in your course • Customizable to include topics your instructor wants to focus on • Complete with powerful communication tools, including e-mail, dicussion, and chat • Connected to the real world, with links to websites that add value to the course and save you time.

List Price = $28.25  | CengageBrain Price = $28.25  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $28.25

Criminal Justice CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495808547 | ISBN-13: 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.

List Price = $54.95  | CengageBrain Price = $54.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $54.95

Guide to Careers in Criminal Justice, 3rd  (ISBN-10: 0495130389 | ISBN-13: 9780495130383)

Get information on a wide variety of career paths, including requirements, salaries, training, contact information for key agencies, and employment outlooks with this handy guide compiled by Caridad Sanchez-Leguelinel of John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

List Price = $98.95  | CengageBrain Price = $98.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $74.25

Writing and Communicating for Criminal Justice  (ISBN-10: 0495000418 | ISBN-13: 9780495000419)

Offering a practical introduction to academic, professional, and research writing in criminal justice, this proven text uses articles on writing skills, a basic grammar review, and a survey of on-the-job verbal communication to equip you with skills that will serve you well now and throughout your career.

List Price = $44.95  | CengageBrain Price = $44.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $34.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Laura Myers

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

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

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.