Today marks the beginning of National Public Health Week (NPWH), a nationwide initative to raise awareness for the importance of public health. NPWH also celebrates "the power of prevention, advocating for healthy and fair policies, sharing strategies for successful partnerships, and championing the role of a strong public health system."
Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice is an exciting instructional resource in today’s era of evidence-based criminology and criminal justice. While social research has been of interest in academic criminology and criminal justice ever since the positivist era of more than 100 years ago, it is only in the past two or three decades that rigorous scientific investigations into “what works” have commanded a central role – replacing the arm chair theorizing and untested but long-standing traditional practices of the not-so-distant past.
Don’t just take our word for it.Since the third edition of An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation published we've received outstanding feedback on the text and accompanying resources. Here's what customers had to say:
"Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation, Third Edition is very well constructed for an introductory class and covers practical forensic topics not seen in other publications."
—Wayne Wallace, PhD, University of Cincinnati
"An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation, by Aric W. Dutelle is a rare gem in today's crowded textbook market. While other texts focus on the tools available to crime scene investigators, Dutelle goes a step beyond – by explaining the overall investigative process. Along with careful instructions on how to conduct a successful investigation, he warns of the pitfalls that can interfere with an accurate reconstruction of the criminal event.
Police Theory Meets Practicality
A new edition of An Introduction to American Policing will publish May 8th. This must-have policing resource continues to engage students with a balanced yet critical investigation of police history and theory. This comprehensive text connects the US criminal justice system, criminology, and law enforcement knowledge to the progress of the police community. Updated case studies and narratives from violators along with current research help students understand the central theories and practical realities of American law enforcement.
A Timely New Edition of Cutting-Edge Criminology
Violent Offenders: Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice by Matt DeLisi and Peter J. Conis will publish April 24th. It is a compilation of original scholarship from an impressive list of applied and academic criminologists who are international experts on violent offenders. Now in an updated third edition, the text 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 numerous case studies featured throughout the text have been updated to reflect the contemporary and relevant information that students encounter in news and media.
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We conducted extensive market reviews prior to publishing a sixth edition of the best-selling Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology. Here’s what some of our reviewers had to say:
"The Botany and Beyond and the Plants and People sections are excellent! I especially appreciate the diversity of topics, and the direct application, and the clarity of writing."
"I would definitely anticipate using a sixth edition of this text. I felt the text had most of what I wanted in a textbook."
"The section on plant structure I find to be the single strongest area of the book and the area I feel sets it apart from the competitors."
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We conducted extensive market reviews prior to publishing a third edition of the internationally acclaimed Understanding Viruses. Here's what some of our reviewers had to say:
"I am impressed with the author's ability to include topical information, basic biology, and clinical relevance. This begins in the first chapter and is consistent throughout. This text fills a major gap between advanced virology and introductory biology texts… This text is the perfect blend of clinical virology, epidemiology, taxonomy, replication dynamics, and pathophysiology."
"I really like this textbook. The approach to viruses corresponds to my thoughts of needing to know about the interaction of the virus and the host and not just the diseases that they cause."
Marine Biology. It's all here.
What is marine biology and why is it important? The Eleventh Edition of Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life answers these questions and inspires students to appreciate marine life and ocean ecosystems. This stunning text is the clear choice for students diving into this exciting science.
Here are 10 reasons to adopt this book:
- PRICE and VALUE—By far the best and most affordable marine biology textbook on the market
- High-quality art and photos—Over 450 NEW and revised high-quality photos and carefully rendered illustrations help support visual learners, clarify key concepts, and enhance the student reading experience
- Two NEW chapters—Polar Seas provides an introduction to the polar environment and Physical and Chemical Oceanography covers various basic oceanographic topics such as tides, waves, and circulation
Capturing the dynamism of our planet’s fascinating history, Earth’s Evolving Systems: The History of Planet Earth, Second Edition provides the bedrock to understanding this exciting science.
Here are 10 reasons to adopt this book:
- PRICE and VALUE—By far the best and most affordable geology textbook on the market
- High quality art and images—Over 300 NEW and REVISED images and illustrations that unlock complex topics and geological processes
- Unique and innovative approach—Employs a systems perspective to discuss how Earth's major systems, plate tectonics, and life have interacted with each other and evolved through geologic time