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    A New Edition of Criminalistics will Publish August 15th

    Posted by Lindsay White on May 23, 2017 2:12:40 PM

    Criminalistics continues to set the standard for the fundamentals of forensic science in a new, updated fourth edition. The essentials to a foundational understanding of forensic science are all there, including fingerprint identification, DNA, ballistics, detection of forgeries, forensic toxicology, computer forensics, and the identification and analysis of illicit drugs.

    The Fourth Edition features new contemporary case studies, updated statistics, and extended coverage of footwear impressions. Updated discussions on cell phone Breathalyzer technology and familial DNA keep students on the forefront of cutting-edge forensic science research and developments. The most comprehensive, accessible, and thorough text of its kind, Criminalistics: Forensic Science, Crime, and Terrorism, Fourth Edition is an exciting resource for undergraduate students entering the ever-evolving field of forensic science.

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    Topics: New Edition, crime, crime scene, Criminal Justice, Criminalistics, Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Science, forensics, Girard, investigation, New Text, terrorism

    Research Methods, 4th Edition Awarded 2017 New England Book Show College Cover Single!

    Posted by Lindsay White on Apr 21, 2017 11:31:45 AM

    Bookbuilders of Boston announced Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Fourth Edition by Mark L. Dantzker, Ronald D. Hunter, and Susan T. Quinn the 60th Annual New England Book Show College Cover Single!

    The recently published social sciences research methods text received a 2017 Acknowledgement of Excellence awarded by the jury of the New England Book Show in recognition of Excellence in Graphic Arts.

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    Topics: Award, Bookbuilders of Boston, New Edition, New England Book Show, Awards, College Cover Single, Criminal Justice, criminology, Dantzker, research methods

    Review: "this text does everything that a research methods text should do – and it does it well."

    Posted by Lindsay White on Mar 31, 2017 11:52:48 AM

    Don't just take our word for it.

    We’ve received outstanding feedback on the new edition of Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice. Here’s what a customer had to say:

    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.

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    Topics: New Edition, Criminal Justice, criminology, Danztker, New Text, research methods, Review

    Hear What Your Peers Have to Say About An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation

    Posted by Lindsay White on Mar 29, 2017 3:01:32 PM

    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.

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    Topics: New Edition, Crime Scene Investigation, Criminal Justice, CSI, Dutelle, reviews

    A New Edition of An Introduction to American Policing is Almost Here

    Posted by Lindsay White on Mar 27, 2017 10:52:05 AM

    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.

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    Topics: New Edition, Criminal Justice, New Text, police science, policing, Stevens

    A New Edition of Violent Offenders Will Publish Soon

    Posted by Lindsay White on Mar 21, 2017 1:57:04 PM

    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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    Topics: Matt DeLisi, New Edition, Peter J. Conis, Criminal Justice, criminology, New Text, Special Topics, Violent Offenders

    The 2017 Criminal Justice Catalog is Now Available

    Posted by Lindsay White on Mar 14, 2017 2:13:07 PM

    SEE WHAT'S NEW FOR 2017

    Check out our 2017 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, New Edition, Catalog, Criminal Justice, custom textbooks, Navigate 2, Navigate 2, New Text, PUBLISH

    10 Reasons to Adopt Criminology by Vito and Maahs

    Posted by Lindsay White on Mar 2, 2017 2:35:40 PM

    Crime is an important social issue and how policymakers deal with crime (via crime policy) can have enormous social and financial implications. The fourth edition of best-selling Criminology: Theory, Research, and Policy discusses criminal behavior and explores the factors that contribute to crime as well as the social reactions to crime.

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    Topics: New Edition, Criminal Justice, criminology, Navigate 2, Navigate 2

    The Proven Resource for Improving Students' Writing Quality Just Got Better

    Posted by Lindsay White on Jan 24, 2017 1:11:02 PM

    YOUR STUDENTS NEED THIS BOOK

    Write & Wrong: Writing Within Criminal Justice Student Workbook is a comprehensive workbook that guides students through the entire process of writing an academic-style paper, by teaching them how to conduct library research, how to take notes without plagiarizing, how to cite in proper APA style, and how to complete a final draft of a paper. The Student Workbook includes hands-on writing exercises and reference guides to further help improve the students’ writing skills. The Second Edition also helps students prepare for entering the job market, by discussing how to write a professional résumé and cover letter, how to prepare PowerPoint presentations, and how to write a variety of professional reports.

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    Topics: higher education, New Edition, Criminal Justice, eBooks, New Text

    A New Edition of Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice is Now Available

    Posted by Lindsay White on Jan 19, 2017 11:08:31 AM

    An updated Fourth Edition of Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice is now available and is perfect for upper-level undergraduate or graduate Qualitative and Quantitative Methodology courses. This new text clearly explains the basics of social science research using a simple and easy-to-understand approach. The essentials to a foundational understanding of criminal justice research methods are all there, including scientific theory, research language, and research design. The Fourth Edition features updated case studies and numerous revisions to topics such as sampling, research design, quantitative and qualitative research studies, data collection, and data analysis. Conducting research should not be a daunting chore. Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice makes the task of learning how to conduct research understandable, enjoyable, and applicable to the criminal justice topics students are most interested in.

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    Topics: higher education, New Edition, Criminal Justice, New Text, research methods

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