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Introduction to Criminal Justice - Vantage Digital Option
Practice and Process

Fourth Edition


January 2020 | SAGE Publications, Inc
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The best-selling Introduction to Criminal Justice: Practice and Process uses a practical, applied approach to teach students the foundations of the U.S. criminal justice system. Introduction to Criminal Justice: Practice and Process– Vantage Digital Option, Fourth Edition delivers the trusted content from Peak's text on SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that features auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including assignable video—all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. It offers easy course setup and enables students to better prepare for class. For a personalized demo, please contact your SAGE representative.

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About Introduction to Criminal Justice: Practice and Process, Fourth Edition

The best-selling Introduction to Criminal Justice: Practice and Process uses a practical, applied approach to teach students the foundations of the U.S. criminal justice system. Award-winning authors Kenneth J. Peak and Tamara D. Madensen-Herold 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, and practical lessons can be applied in the field. The Fourth Edition keeps students up to date with new content on recent cases, cybercrime, policing strategies, drug abuse, human trafficking, terrorism, immigration, and much more.


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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 textbook 
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Student Study Site

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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.

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KEY FEATURES OF INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE: PRACTICE AND PROCESS, FOURTH EDITION

  • Exclusive videos produced for the text engage students and boost their comprehension.
    • Student on the Street Videos breathe life into concepts with stories drawn from common student misconceptions of criminal justice.
    • Criminal Justice in Practice Videos offer students career advice, provide insights into a variety of career paths, and discuss challenges and misconceptions of each profession. 
    • Career Videosfeature criminal justice professionals discussing their day-to-day work and current issues related to technology, diversity, and cutting-edge developments in their field.
  • New topics in policing include coverage of evidence-based police strategies, policies governing police conduct, the challenges of investigating cybercrimes, and police technology, such as the use of body-worn cameras and genealogical DNA in investigations.
  • Exploration of critical debates and new research in corrections covers bail reform, jail populations and their contribution to mass incarceration, recidivism, the efficacy of rehabilitation efforts in prisons and jail treatment programs, the use of drones and cell phones by inmates, and the use of solitary confinement.
  • New cases cover the Golden State Killer, a case of fetal abduction, the use of victim impact statements in sexual assault cases, and many more.
  • Expanded coverage of juveniles includes discussion of the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018, state laws recently enacted to protect juveniles, policing strategies regarding juvenile offenders, and updated juvenile arrest rates and gang membership. 
  • Chapter 16 now explores emerging topics in criminal justice, including drug abuse and the opioid epidemic, sex trafficking, terrorism, and immigration. 
  • Updated statistics, research, and events present students with a clear understanding of the criminal justice system today.
  • Updated Investigating Further boxes explore current issues in criminal justice and help students dig deeper into the material.
  • New You Be the… boxes offer a broad range of perspectives and roles for students to take on, such as those of sentencing commissioners and policy makers.
  • New Going Global boxes give glimpses into comparative criminal justice systems, law, and practices in different countries.
  • Chapter-opening learning objectives identify what students should be able to accomplish as a result of reading the chapter.
  • Chapter-opening vignettes spark student interest in forthcoming chapter content.
  • Assessment questions give students the opportunity to test their knowledge of forthcoming material before reading the chapter; a separate answer key allows students to check their answers after reading the chapter.
  • Practitioner’s Perspective boxes present profiles of criminal justice professionals and allow students to hear about the nature of their work, academic preparation, and the decisions they make.
  • Investigating Further boxes explore current issues in criminal justice and help students dig deeper into the material.
  • You Be the… boxes offer a broad range of perspectives and roles for students to take on, such as those of sentencing commissioners and policy makers.
  • Going Global boxes give glimpses into comparative criminal justice systems, law, and practices in different countries.
  • Learn by Doing activities engage students with the material and help them apply the content to maximize retention.

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