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Engaged Criminology- Vantage Learning Platform
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Engaged Criminology- Vantage Learning Platform
An Introduction



September 2022 | SAGE Publications, Inc
About Engaged Criminology: An Introduction

Engaged Criminology: An Introduction invites students to learn and think like a criminologist through its applied learning approach. Author Rena C. Zito adopts a conversational tone, prompting students to interrogate inequalities, consider unintended consequences, and envision solutions, all while highlighting the role of systemic inequalities as predictors and outcomes of criminal conduct and punishment. Real-world examples and hands-on activities get students doing criminology rather than just retaining definitions, as well as fostering critical interaction with the most central ideas in contemporary criminology.

About Engaged Criminology: An Introduction - Vantage Learning Platform

An intuitive learning platform you (and your students) will actually love. 

Engaged Criminology: An Introduction – Vantage Learning Platform delivers trusted textbook content in Sage Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality Sage textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support. For a personalized demo, please contact your Sage representative.

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Chapter 1 What is Criminology?
 
Chapter 2 Researching Crime
 
Chapter 3 Common Crime Typologies: Violent, Property, and Public-Order Crimes
 
Chapter 4 White-Collar Crime, Organized Crime, Cybercrime, Hate Crime, and Terrorism
 
Chapter 5 Patterns in Crime
 
Chapter 6 Origins of Criminology
 
Chapter 7 Contemporary Schools of Thought
 
Chapter 8 Control Perspectives
 
Chapter 9 Learning and Subcultural Perspectives
 
Chapter 10 Strain Perspectives
 
Chapter 11 Labeling and Defiance
 
Chapter 12 What is Victimology?
 
Chapter 13 Theories of Punishment
 
Chapter 14 Place-Based Approaches to Preventing Crime

Supplements

Instructor Resource Site
edge.sagepub.com/zito

For additional information, custom options, or to request a personalized walkthrough of these resources, please contact your sales representative

LMS cartridge included with this title for use in Blackboard, Canvas, Brightspace by Desire2Learn (D2L), and Moodle

The LMS cartridge makes it easy to import this title’s instructor resources into your learning management system (LMS). These resources include:
  • Test banks
  • Editable chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides
  • Sample course syllabi
  • Lecture notes
  • All tables and figures from the textbooks
Don’t use an LMS platform? 

You can still access all of the same online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site.
Student Resources
edge.sagepub.com/zito
 
The open-access Student Study Site makes it easy for students to maximize their study time, anywhere, anytime. It offers flashcards that strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts, as well as learning objectives that reinforce the most important material.

With Vantage, I set up my course in under 10 minutes, which is unheard of...And it benefitted students, they did all the right things in all the right places. I love Vantage!” 

Karin Machluf, Instructor
Penn State Scranton

“I think that Vantage [is] an ideal system that will promote engagement of students.

Linda Trautman
Ohio University

“What I most like about Vantage is that my students are coming into class preparedStudent performance after implementing Vantage is incredible. It used to be out of 40 or 50 students, I had 4 or 5 A’s… and now instead of having that bulk of grades in the C’s, they’re in the A’s. We know that reading increases performance, but this is a really tangible way to see that.” 

Karen Deeming, Instructor
Merced College

“I am really excited to have tools that help motivate students to actually do the reading…”

Emily Hopkins
University of Scranton

“...Really going to deepen students’ understanding and...boost their comprehension.”

Daniel Okamura
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

I have used every other major digital platform that exists, and I can say that Vantage has no equal.”

 
William Parent, Instructor
San Jacinto College

“My learners really enjoyed the SAGE Vantage experience. Many of them said it forced them to read, which aided in their comprehension…The feedback I received is that they all really enjoyed the interactive nature of the program, as well as the [number] of activities…”     

Daniel Amoruso, Instructor
Boise State University

“…[It’s] easy to read, it’s just straightforward.”

Melissa, Student
Stockton University

Preferred another format.

Dr Mary G Wilson
Sociology Dept, Kent State University-Trumbull
April 28, 2023
Key features

FAVORITE SAGE VANTAGE FEATURES

Features instructors love


Features students love  
 


 
  • Enables Easy, 3-Step Course Creation. Our simple interface enables you to create your course in minutes so you can focus on content. Just enter your course information, select your assignments and grading preferences, and review your settings.  
  • Drives Student Engagement. An evidence-based learning design integrates text content with frequent multimedia activities and learning assessments to facilitate better student preparation, engagement, and learning retention.  
    • A student dashboard offers easy access to text content and visually tracks progress on assignments and assessments.  
      Study tools, including flashcards and note-taking, highlighting, and definition look-up capabilities, give students all they need for class preparation and course success. 
    • Assignable Knowledge Checks (with helpful hints) provide formative assessments after each major section of text content to reinforce retention of key concepts. 
    • Critical Thinking Checks and Chapter Quizzes provide summative assessments at the end of each chapter to measure progress and long-term retention.   
    • Assignable multimedia activities with assessment—including video—build critical thinking and data literacy  while consistently engaging students in an interactive application of text content. Focused feedback on correct and incorrect answers eliminates any guesswork in the learning journey. 
  • Ensures Student Accountability. Auto-graded assignments feed your gradebook while instructor reports complement your ability to track student activity, assignment completion, and learning objective mastery. These real-time analytics provide quick insights into individual and class performance for tailoring course instruction to help you address the needs of struggling students.  
  • Delivers First-day-of-class Access and Flexibility. With our 2-week grace period access, all students can use Vantage on the very first day of class. The flexibility to use Vantage on mobile, desktop, or tablet devices means your dynamic Vantage content will consistently be available to learners any time they need it.   
  • Offers Best-in-class Technical Support and Training. Our personalized support for instructors, students, and LMS administrators facilitates an easy transition to Vantage and the quality service you’ve come to expect from SAGE.   
    • Customizable Learning Management System (LMS) Integration. Our approach to integration empowers you to drive students to the content you want them to see in your LMS immediately following Single Sign On (SSO). In addition, automatic grade sync and full gradebook integration options can bolster timesaving, streamlined access to all your course content.  
    • Dedicated Technical Support. We are proud to offer robust technical assistance from our team of SAGE educational technology experts based in New York. Instructors and students can access extended weekday and weekend support via phone, email, and online communication. 
    • Live and Self-Service Training. Synchronous training sessions are available to every Vantage adopter and complement our full suite of self-service “how-to” tools. Guided walk-throughs of basic and advanced Vantage features and live Q & A discussions empower you to personalize your course design and determine how Vantage can best support your teaching goals. 
KEY FEATURES OF ENGAGED CRIMINOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION
  • A conversational narrative, intended for the undergraduate student, with a focus on the most important topics, concepts, and theories in criminology.
  • Real-life examples and hands-on activities encourage students to do criminology rather than just memorizing definitions.
  • Takes a sociological approach by emphasizing social structural perspectives and highlighting the role of systematic inequalities as predictors and outcomes of criminal conduct and punishment.
  • Engaged Criminology exercises in each chapter are adaptable to every type of classroom setting and connect to student critical thinking through self-assessments and reading activities.
  • Engaged Discussion questions in each chapter support in-person or online courses as discussion starters or discussion board posts.

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