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.
US Corrections from A to Z
The new edition of American Corrections: Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice by Matt DeLisi of Iowa State Universiy 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.
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. This engaging text challenges students to think critically of the subject not only while inside the classroom, but also in their everyday lives as consumers of daily news.
Criminal Investigation, Fifth Edition by Aric W. Dutelle of Washington University and Robert F. Becker of Chaminade University has just published and is now available for course adoption. The new text answers the important questions like, "what happens after a crime occurs?", "who is involved in investigating the crime?", and "how are crimes actually solved?"
From the crime scene to the courtroom, Criminal Investigation walks students through the entire investigative process and the roles involved, including police officers, investigators, forensic personnel, defense lawyers, and prosecutors. This integrated approach paints a realistic picture of how crimes are actually solved with fascinating real-world examples. The cohesive and accessible approach combined with practical applications make Criminal Investigation, Fifth Edition the easy choice for students pursuing careers in law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
An internationally recognized pioneer in the assessment and treatment of victims of trauma and abuse, and named 2016 Living Legend by the American Academy of Nursing, Ann Wolbert Burgess, RN, DNSc, FAAN, has dedicated her career to the study of victims, offenders, and the impact of crime on society. We are honored to have worked with Dr. Burgess again on the updated third edition of Victimology: Theories and Applications as she continues to offer her years of research and real-world experiences working with victims, offenders, FBI, and law enforcement from the courtroom to the classroom.
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.
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.
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.