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MindTap® Criminal Justice, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Dempsey/Forst's An Introduction to Policing, 8th Edition

  • John S. Dempsey Suffolk County Community College, Selden, New York
  • Linda S. Forst Shoreline Community College, Seattle Washington
  • ISBN-10: 1285862716  |  ISBN-13: 9781285862712
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $92.00
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Overview

MindTap™ Criminal Justice for Dempsey/Forst's An Introduction to Policing, 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.

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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1285862783 | ISBN-13: 9781285862781

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

Learning Resource Bundles

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ePack: An Introduction to Policing, Loose-Leaf Version, 8th + MindTap® Criminal Justice, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10: 1305710843  | ISBN-13: 9781305710849

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

This Bundle Includes:

  • An Introduction to Policing
    List Price = $145.95  | CengageBrain Price = $145.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $110.00
  • MindTap® Criminal Justice, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Dempsey/Forst's An Introduction to Policing
    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:  1305699971  | ISBN-13:  9781305699977

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

This Bundle Includes:

  • An Introduction to Policing
    List Price = $145.95  | CengageBrain Price = $145.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $110.00
  • 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:  1305592018 | ISBN-13:  9781305592018

List Price = $232.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $175.25

This Bundle Includes:

  • An Introduction to Policing
    List Price = $219.95  | CengageBrain Price = $219.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $165.25
  • 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

John S. Dempsey

John S. Dempsey is Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice at State University of New York (SUNY), Suffolk County Community College. He also teaches criminal justice and public administration courses at SUNY, Empire State College, where he serves as a mentor for ranking members of law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. Mr. Dempsey was a member of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) from 1964 until 1988, serving as a police officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant and captain. He focused on both patrol and investigations. Mr. Dempsey received seven citations for meritorious and excellent police duty. After retiring from the NYPD, he served as Professor of Criminal Justice at Suffolk County Community College on Eastern Long Island, where he received the college's prestigious "Who Made a Difference Award" for his teaching and work with students. Mr. Dempsey lectures throughout the country on policing and criminal justice issues and is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), ASIS International, the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences (NEACJS), and the Criminal Justice Educators Association of New York State (CJEANYS). He has received the Outstanding Contributor Award from the ACJS Community College Section and the Fellows Award from the NEAJS. Mr. Dempsey has written several books on policing and security. He received his Associate of Arts Degree and his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Behavioral Science from the City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, his Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Long Island University and his Master's Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University, the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Linda S. Forst

Linda S. Forst is a professor of criminal justice at Shoreline Community College in Seattle, Washington, where she also serves on the Board of Law Enforcement Training Standards and Education for the State of Washington. Ms. Forst is a retired police captain from the Boca Raton (Florida) Police Services Department, where she served as a patrol officer, investigator, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain. She spent most of her career in patrol, but also worked in investigations, professional standards, training, hiring, and support services. Ms. Forst was the department's first female field training officer, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain. Ms. Forst has extensive training in accident investigation, domestic violence, sexual violence, community policing, and police management. She received numerous commendations during her career and earned numerous gold medals from the state and International Police Olympics. She also served on the board of directors for a local battered women's shelter for many years. An author of numerous magazine, journal, and newspaper publications, Ms. Forst regularly presents at conferences and to community groups. She has written several popular books on policing. Ms. Forst earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice, her Master's Degree in Community College Education, and her Doctorate Degree in Adult Education from Florida Atlantic University. She is a graduate of University of Louisville's Sex Crime Investigation School and Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command. Ms. Forst is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC), and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and has instructed for Northwestern's School of Police Staff and Command as well as Palm Beach Community College and Florida Atlantic University.