Jones & Bartlett Learning Criminal Justice Blog

    Punishment in the time of COVID-19: Balancing public health, safety, and punishment

    Posted by Kathryn Elvey on Jun 12, 2020 10:00:00 AM

    When coronavirus swept across the country, U.S. courts began to shut down. Hearings, trials by juries, and other court procedures were stalled to ensure the safety of all involved parties (e.g. defendants, witnesses, prosecutors, judges, etc.). This created a backlog of cases and raised concerns for court systems and accused individuals across the country. Although many types of hearings moved to teleconferences, the one type of trial that could not move is the jury trial.

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    Topics: Criminal Justice

    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Prison Tours

    Posted by Kathryn Elvey on Jan 24, 2020 7:00:00 AM

    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Prison Tours: Tips and tricks for taking your students to prison and not leaving them there (even if you want to).

    Table of Contents:

    Part I: An Introduction to Prison Trips

    Anyone interested in corrections, or even criminal justice, is aware of the issues concerning mass incarceration, institutionalization, the prison-industrial complex and all the arguments and concerns that surround these items. Therefore, waxing philosophical about theories of corrections or providing overwhelming statistics about incarceration would be redundant as you probably know them already. Similarly, if you are interested in education and pedagogy, you are also aware of the benefits of experiential learning and hands-on experiences, making discussion of those items redundant as well. 

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    Topics: Criminal Justice

    New Edition of Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice Clarifies Subject with Learn-By-Doing Approach

    Posted by Lindsay White on Feb 22, 2019 11:58:26 AM

    Statistics. Clarified.

    It’s critical for students to learn how to collect and analyze social science data to understand the nature of crime and theories of why crime occurs. Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice: Analysis and Interpretation does just that. It teaches how to collect, organize, record, analyze, interpret, and apply statistical information to prepare students for their careers or graduate study.

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    Topics: New Edition, Criminal Justice, criminology, Navigate Companion Website, Authors

    Jones & Bartlett Learning Showcased Latest Criminal Justice & Criminology Textbooks at Southern Criminal Justice Association Annual Conference in Pensacola Beach, Florida

    Posted by Lindsay White on Sep 17, 2018 11:44:10 AM

    The sun was shining, the sand was soft, and the gulf waters were warm and crystal clear at the Hilton Pensacola Beach where the members of the Southern Criminal Justice Association gathered to share thoughts and ideas on the study and instruction of criminal justice and criminology

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    Topics: Criminal Justice, criminology, Conference

    10 Reasons to Adopt Criminalistics by Jim Girard

    Posted by Lindsay White on May 16, 2018 10:09:36 AM

    The Standard in Forensic Science Fundamentals

    Criminalistics continues to set the standard for modern forensic methods and investigative techniques in a new, updated fourth edition. Beginning at the crime scene and proceeding to the forensic laboratory, the text walks the reader through the entire forensic investigation.

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    Topics: Criminal Justice, Criminalistics, 10 Reasons

    Save Students Money With a Customized Text or eBook

    Posted by Lindsay White on May 7, 2018 10:39:18 AM

    Did You Know You Can Create a Unique Textbook Aligned with Your Syllabus?

    With PUBLISH, our online platform for building custom textbooks, you can pull chapters from across our content library to prepare your printed text or eBook.

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    Topics: Criminal Justice, custom learning solutions, PUBLISH

    Review: "it would be hard to imagine a textbook on this topic that is more complete than Victimology."

    Posted by Lindsay White on May 2, 2018 12:53:58 PM

    Longtime educator and respected author, Frank Schmalleger reviewed the recently published third edition of Victimology: Theories and Applications by Ann Wolbert Burgess, RN, DNSc, FAAN. Dr. Schmalleger had this to say about the best-selling text:

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    Topics: Criminal Justice, Authors, victimology

    Check Out Our 2018 Criminal Justice Academic Catalog

    Posted by Lindsay White on Apr 20, 2018 12:20:43 PM

    See What's New for 2018!

    Check out our 2018 Criminal Justice Catalog for new outstanding textbooks, robust student and instructor resources, and our new Custom Learning Solutions offerings.

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    Topics: Catalogs, Criminal Justice, custom learning solutions

    New Edition of American Corrections is the Ideal Text for Undergraduate Introduction to Corrections Courses

    Posted by Lindsay White on Apr 17, 2018 1:32:24 PM

    US Corrections from A to Z

    The new edition of American Corrections: Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice by Matt DeLisi of Iowa State Universit and Peter J. Conis of Des Moines Area Community College is here and ready for course adoption. The Third Edition continues to offer an engaging, scholarly, and student-friendly exploration into the US correctional system.

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    Topics: New Edition, Corrections, Criminal Justice

    10 Reasons to Adopt Violent Offenders, Third Edition by Matt DeLisi and Peter Conis

    Posted by Lindsay White on Feb 23, 2018 4:27:33 PM

    Now in an updated third edition, Violent Offenders: Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice continues to lead with cutting-edge material on all types of violent offenders, including gangs, serial killers, sex offenders, career criminals, and conventional street criminals. The Third Edition also features six new chapters on current highly-debated topics including violent juvenile offenders, sexual offenders as well as sex offending policy and practice, and more thought-provoking discussions.

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    Topics: Criminal Justice, 10 Reasons