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MindTap® Criminal Justice, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Siegel/Bartollas's Corrections Today, 3rd Edition

  • Larry J. Siegel University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Emeritus
  • Clemens Bartollas University of Northern Iowa
  • ISBN-10: 1305278267  |  ISBN-13: 9781305278264
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $89.00
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MindTap™ Criminal Justice for Siegel/Bartollas's Corrections Today, 3rd 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: 1305278275 | ISBN-13: 9781305278271

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

Learning Resource Bundles

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ePack: Corrections Today, Loose-leaf Version, 3rd + MindTap® Criminal Justice, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10: 1337063401  | ISBN-13: 9781337063401

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

This Bundle Includes:

  • Corrections Today
    List Price = $104.95  | CengageBrain Price = $104.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $78.75
  • MindTap® Criminal Justice, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Siegel/Bartollas's Corrections Today
    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:  130559911X | ISBN-13:  9781305599116

List Price = $161.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $121.75

This Bundle Includes:

  • Corrections Today
    List Price = $148.95  | CengageBrain Price = $148.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.75
  • MindTap® Criminal Justice, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $89.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $66.75

Efficacy and Outcomes


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Larry J. Siegel

Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx in 1947. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College of New York (CCNY) in the 1960s, he was swept up in the social and political currents of the time. He became intrigued with the influence contemporary culture had on individual behavior: Did people shape society, or did society shape people? He applied his interest in social forces and human behavior to the study of crime and justice. After graduating from CCNY, he attended the newly opened program in criminal justice at the State University of New York at Albany, earning both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees there. After completing his graduate work, Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University and has also held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, and in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell (UML). Now a Professor Emeritus, he continues to teach courses on criminology and criminal justice in UML'S online master's degree program. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, corrections, criminal justice, and criminal procedure. He is a court-certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases.

Clemens Bartollas

Clem Bartollas is a professor of Sociology at the University of Northern Iowa. He holds a B.A. from Davis and Elkins College, a B.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary, an S.T.M. from San Francisco Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in sociology with a special emphasis in criminology from The Ohio State University. He has taught at Pembroke State University, Sangamon State University, and the University of Northern Iowa, where he has received a number of honors, including Distinguished Scholar, the Donald McKay Research Award, and the Regents' Award for Faculty Excellence. Dr. Bartollas is the author of numerous articles and more than 30 texts.