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A Brief Introduction to Criminal Justice - Vantage Digital Option
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Practice and Process



January 2020 | SAGE Publications, Inc
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A Brief Introduction to Criminal Justice: Practice and Process is a condensed version of the best-selling Introduction to Criminal Justice: Practice and Process by Kenneth J. Peak and Tamara D. Madensen-Herold. A Brief Introduction to Criminal Justice: Practice and Process – Vantage Digital Option 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 A Brief Introduction to Criminal Justice: Practice and Process

A Brief Introduction to Criminal Justice: Practice and Process is a condensed version of the best-selling Introduction to Criminal Justice: Practice and Process by Kenneth J. Peak and Tamara D. Madensen-Herold. This new text uses a practical, applied approach to teach students the fundamentals of the U.S. criminal justice system in a concise and accessible format. The authors 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.

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KEY FEATURES OF A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE: PRACTICE AND PROCESS 

  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • A chapter dedicated to ethics provides students with a framework to approach ethical issues in criminal justice, with emphases on the ethical problems that police confront, the courtroom work group, and corrections staff.
  • A chapter dedicated to examining four unique and contemporary Criminal Justice issues covers drug abuse, sex trafficking, terrorism, and immigration.
  • Juvenile Justice Journal boxes cover minors who violate the law and discuss different facets of the criminal justice system, with a focus on the different philosophy toward and treatment of juvenile offenders.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Learn by Doing activities engage students with the material and help them apply the content to maximize retention.
  • 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.

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