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A Brief Introduction to Corrections - Vantage Learning Platform

A Brief Introduction to Corrections - Vantage Learning Platform

January 2022 | SAGE Publications, Inc

ISBN: 978-1-0718-7150-8


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A Brief Introduction to Corrections is a condensed version of the best-selling Introduction to Corrections by Robert D. Hanser. This new text provides students with an overview of corrections that is both practitioner-driven and grounded in modern research. A Brief Introduction to Corrections–Vantage Digital Option delivers the trusted content from Hanser'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 Corrections:

A Brief Introduction to Corrections is a condensed version of the best-selling Introduction to Corrections by Robert D. Hanser. This new text provides students with an overview of corrections that is both practitioner-driven and grounded in modern research. Experienced correctional practitioner and scholar Robert D. Hanser shows readers how the corrections system actually works, from classification to security and treatment to demonstrating how and why correctional practices are implemented.

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  • Pedagogical Scaffolding
    Builds on core concepts, moving students from basic understanding to mastery.

  • Confidence Builder
    Offers frequent Knowledge Checks, applied-learning multimedia tools (including assignable video with assessment), and chapter tests with focused feedback to ensure students know key concepts.

  • eReading Experience
    Makes it easy for students to learn by presenting content in easy-to-digest chunks accompanied by frequent Knowledge Checks. The eReader also features notetaking, highlighting, definition look-up, and other helpful reading tools.

  • Assignments and Measurement Made Simple
    Feeds auto-graded assignments to your gradebook, with real-time insight into student and class performance. The highly visual reports show if your students are struggling and where they need the most help.

  • LMS Integration
    Saves you time by giving you access to all course materials from one location. SAGE Vantage can integrate with your LMS providing Single Sign-On (SSO) and gradebook integration.

  • Simple Course Setup and Management
    Enables you to set up your course in just 3 steps—so fast you can complete it in minutes! Additionally, instructor control over assignments, content selection, due dates, and grading supports the way you choose to teach.

  • Quality Content
    Written by expert authors and teachers you trust, content is not sacrificed for technical features.

  • Student Dashboard
    Offers a highly visual student dashboard for easy access to grades, so students know exactly where they stand in your course and where they might improve.

  • Greater Value and Choice
    Affordable access to easy-to-use, quality learning tools students will appreciate.

  • Greater Flexibility
    Easy to access across mobile, desktop, and tablet devices, SAGE Vantage enables students to engage with the material you choose, learn by applying knowledge, and soar with confidence by performing better in your course.

  • SAGE Premium Video in an accompanying Interactive eBook boosts comprehension and bolsters analysis.
    • Criminal Justice in Practice Videos: Decision-Making Scenarios: Original animations give students the opportunity to apply concepts and check for a deeper understanding of how these concepts play out in real-world scenarios.
    • Prison Tour Videos: These original videos feature inmates and correctional workers from Louisiana State Penitentiary and Richwood Correctional Facility in Louisiana.
    • Career Video: Interviews feature criminal justice professionals discussing their day-to-day work and current issues related to technology, diversity, and cutting-edge developments in the field.
  • Content includes timely legislation, examples, and topics, such as sentencing practices, technological innovations, and offenders with special needs.
  • Chapter-opening vignettes highlight important issues in corrections and allow students to understand the challenges corrections practitioners face each day.
  • Focus Topic boxes reinforce learning objectives by providing additional insight on key points in the chapter, adding depth and detail to the topics that interest students the most.
  • “What Would You Do?” exercises present modern-day correctional scenarios for students to apply and synthesize chapter material to ensure higher-order learning.
  • Applied Exercise Features allow students to demonstrate their understanding by performing activities that integrate the material with the hands-on world of the corrections practitioner.
  • Up-to-date statistics provide students a contemporary snapshot of the status of corrections today.
  • Learning objectives that utilize Bloom’s taxonomy prepare students for forthcoming material and let them know what is critical to the reading.
  • Chapter-ending Discussion Questions prompt students to review and think through chapter content that is relevant to chapter-opening learning objectives.
  • Key Terms/Key Cases at the end of each chapter help supplement information relevant to chapter learning objectives. The terms and cases are in bold throughout the text and are included in the glossary.

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