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MindTap® Criminal Justice, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Cole/Smith/DeJong's The American System of Criminal Justice, 14th Edition

  • George F. Cole University of Connecticut
  • Christopher E. Smith Michigan State University
  • Christina DeJong Michigan State University
  • ISBN-10: 1285765486  |  ISBN-13: 9781285765488
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $89.00
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MindTap™ for Criminal Justice is a personalized, fully online digital learning platform of authoritative content, assignments, and services that engages your students with interactivity--while also offering you choice in the configuration of coursework as well as curriculum enhancement via web apps known as MindApps. MindApps range from ReadSpeaker (which reads the text out loud to students), to Kaltura (allowing you to insert video and audio into your curriculum), to ConnectYard (allowing you to create digital "yards" through social media--all without "friending" your students). MindTap for Criminal Justice is more than an eBook, a homework solution or digital supplement, a resource center website, a course delivery platform, or a Learning Management System. It is the first in a new category--the Personal Learning Experience.

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Features and Benefits

  • Seamlessly delivery appropriate content and technology assets from a number of providers to students, as they need them.
  • Break course content down into movable objects to promote personalization, encourage interactivity and ensure student engagement.
  • Customize the course – from tools to text – and make adjustments 'on the fly,' making it possible to intertwine breaking news into their lessons and incorporate today's teachable moments.
  • Bring interactivity into learning through the integration of multimedia assets (apps from Cengage Learning and other providers), numerous in-context exercises and supplements, student engagement will increase leading to better student outcomes.
  • Track students' use, activities and comprehension in real-time, which provides opportunities for early intervention to influence progress and outcomes. Grades are visible and archived so students and instructors always have access to current standings in the class.
  • Assess knowledge throughout each section: after readings, in activities, homework, and quizzes.
  • Automatically grade of all homework and quizzes.

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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.


Part I: CRIME AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
1. Crime and Justice in America.
2. Victimization and Criminal Behavior.
3. The Criminal Justice System.
4. Criminal Justice and the Rule of Law.
Part II: POLICE.
5. Police.
6. Police Officers and Law Enforcement Operations.
7. Policing: Contemporary Issues and Challenges.
8. Police and Constitutional Law.
Part III: COURTS.
9. Courts and Pretrial Processes.
10. Prosecution and Defense.
11. Determination of Guilt: Plea Bargaining and Trials.
12. Punishment and Sentencing.
Part IV: CORRECTIONS.
13. Corrections.
14. Community Corrections: Probation and Intermediate Sanctions.
15. Incarceration and Prison Society.
16. Reentry Into the Community.
Part V: THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM.
17. Juvenile Justice.

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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1285765494 | ISBN-13: 9781285765495

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

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ePack: The American System of Criminal Justice, Loose-leaf Version, 14th + MindTap® Criminal Justice, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10: 1305589327  | ISBN-13: 9781305589322

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

This Bundle Includes:

  • The American System of Criminal Justice
    List Price = $167.95  | CengageBrain Price = $167.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $126.00
  • MindTap® Criminal Justice, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Cole/Smith/DeJong's The American System of Criminal Justice
    List Price = $89.00  | CengageBrain Price = $89.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $89.00


Bundle: The American System of Criminal Justice, Loose-leaf Version, 14th + MindTap® Criminal Justice, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1305136136 | ISBN-13:  9781305136137

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

This Bundle Includes:

  • The American System of Criminal Justice
    List Price = $167.95  | CengageBrain Price = $167.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $126.00
  • 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

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).