Higher Education

MindTap® Criminal Justice, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Gaines/Miller's Criminal Justice in Action: The Core, 8th Edition

  • Larry K. Gaines California State University, San Bernardino
  • Roger LeRoy Miller Institute for University Studies, Arlington, Texas
  • ISBN-10: 1305278127  |  ISBN-13: 9781305278127
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $89.00
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Overview

MindTap™ Criminal Justice for Gaines/Miller's Criminal Justice in Action: The Core, 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.

Features and Benefits

  • 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.

Content and Assets

The MindTap Learning Path guides students through readings, multimedia, and activities designed to follow the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension up to analysis and application. By hiding, rearranging, or adding your own content, you control what students see and when they see it and match the Learning Path to your course syllabus exactly.


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.

Alternate Formats

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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1305278135 | ISBN-13: 9781305278134

    List Price = $89.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $66.75

Learning Resource Bundles

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ePack: Criminal Justice in Action: The Core, Loose-leaf Version, 8th + MindTap® Criminal Justice, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10: 130571086X  | ISBN-13: 9781305710863

List Price = $108.95  | CengageBrain Price = $108.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.75

This Bundle Includes:

  • Criminal Justice in Action: The Core, Loose-leaf Version
    List Price = $126.95  | CengageBrain Price = $126.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $95.25
  • MindTap® Criminal Justice, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Gaines/Miller's Criminal Justice in Action: The Core
    List Price = $89.00  | CengageBrain Price = $89.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $89.00


Bundle: Text + MindTap® Criminal Justice, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1305699998  | ISBN-13:  9781305699991

List Price = $108.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.75

This Bundle Includes:

  • Criminal Justice in Action: The Core, Loose-leaf Version
    List Price = $126.95  | CengageBrain Price = $126.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $95.25
  • MindTap® Criminal Justice, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $89.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $66.75


Bundle: Text + MindTap® Criminal Justice, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1305591372 | ISBN-13:  9781305591370

List Price = $194.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $146.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • Criminal Justice in Action: The Core
    List Price = $181.95  | CengageBrain Price = $181.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $136.50
  • MindTap® Criminal Justice, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $89.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $66.75


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Larry K. Gaines

Larry Gaines is chair of his department and a longtime, well-known figure in the field, both as an educator and in law enforcement. Highly respected and well-liked in the discipline, he is also a former law enforcement officer whose experience has resulted in a book with powerful "cop appeal."

Roger LeRoy Miller

Roger LeRoy Miller has served on the faculty of several respected universities, including the University of Washington, Clemson University, and the University of Miami School of Law. As a professor, he has taught intellectual property law and entertainment law, among other subjects. A widely published and respected author, his work has appeared in the Insurance Counsel Journal, Defense Research, California Trial Lawyers Journal, Antitrust Bulletin, Wisconsin Law Review, and Connecticut Law Review. He has authored or co-authored numerous authoritative textbooks on law, including BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES; BUSINESS LAW TODAY: TEXT & SUMMARIZED CASES; and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY. Professor Miller completed his studies at the University of California at Berkeley and University of Chicago.