Higher Education

MindTap® Criminal Justice, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Cole/Smith/Dejong's Criminal Justice in America, 8th Edition

  • George F. Cole University of Connecticut
  • Christopher E. Smith Michigan State University
  • Christina DeJong Michigan State University
  • ISBN-10: 1305278003  |  ISBN-13: 9781305278004
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $92.00
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Overview

MindTap™ Criminal Justice for Cole/Smith/Dejong's Criminal Justice in America, 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: 1305278011 | ISBN-13: 9781305278011

    List Price = $92.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $69.00

Learning Resource Bundles

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

ISBN-10: 1305710819  | ISBN-13: 9781305710818

List Price = $124.95  | CengageBrain Price = $124.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $94.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • Criminal Justice in America
    List Price = $118.95  | CengageBrain Price = $118.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $89.25
  • MindTap® Criminal Justice, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Cole/Smith/Dejong's Criminal Justice in America
    List Price = $92.00  | CengageBrain Price = $92.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $92.00


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

ISBN-10:  1305699947  | ISBN-13:  9781305699946

List Price = $124.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $94.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • Criminal Justice in America
    List Price = $118.95  | CengageBrain Price = $118.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $89.25
  • MindTap® Criminal Justice, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $92.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $69.00


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

ISBN-10:  1305591399 | ISBN-13:  9781305591394

List Price = $182.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $137.25

This Bundle Includes:

  • Criminal Justice in America
    List Price = $168.95  | CengageBrain Price = $168.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $127.25
  • MindTap® Criminal Justice, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $92.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $69.00


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

George F. Cole

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 was co-author of several other Cengage Learning/Wadsworth criminal justice titles, including THE AMERICAN SYSTEM OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 15th Edition (with Christopher E. Smith and Christina DeJong); AMERICAN CORRECTIONS, 11th Edition (with Todd Clear and Michael Reisig); AMERICAN CORRECTIONS IN BRIEF, 3rd Edition (with Todd Clear, Michael Reisig, and Carolyn Petrosino); and THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: POLITICS AND POLICIES, 10th Edition (with Marc Gertz).

Christopher E. Smith

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 100 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/Wadsworth include THE AMERICAN SYSTEM OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 15th Edition (with George Cole and Christina DeJong), LAW AND CONTEMPORARY CORRECTIONS, CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS: MYTHS AND REALITIES, and CRIMINAL PROCEDURE.

Christina DeJong

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 the Cengage Learning/Wadsworth book, THE AMERICAN SYSTEM OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 15th Edition (with George Cole and Christopher E. Smith).