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Introduction to Criminal Justice: Practice and Process – Vantage Digital Option, Third Edition delivers trusted SAGE textbook content on SAGE vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools, all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers easy course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. With evidence-based instructional design at the core, SAGE vantage creates more time for engaged learning and empowered teaching, keeping the classroom where it belongs—in your hands.
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About Introduction to Criminal Justice: Practice and Process, Third Edition
Introduction to Criminal Justice: Practice and Process shows students how to think practically about the criminal justice system by offering them a proven, problem-based approach to learning. Bestselling authors Kenneth J. Peak and Tamara D. Madensen draw on their many years of combined practitioner and academic experience to explain the importance of criminal justice and show how key trends, emerging issues, historical background, and practical lessons can be applied in the field.
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- Career insights from professionals in the field expose students to the opportunities and challenges of potential careers in criminal justice.
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- Author discussions feature Callie Marie Rennison and Mary Dodge discussing key concepts in the text.
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