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Who Shaped the American Criminal Justice System?

Innovators and Pioneers (First Edition)
James Windell
Paperback, 338 pages
ISBN: 978-1-5165-1300-0 ©2018
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    Who Shaped the American Criminal Justice System? Innovators and Pioneers features the work of seminal thinkers such as Founding Father James Madison, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation J. Edgar Hoover, and famed attorney Clarence Darrow, the defense lawyer in the Scopes Monkey Trial.

    The thoughts and writing of these contributors to the American tradition of criminal justice enlighten readers about its long history, and provide insight into the biases that are inherent within a system that dates back to 1619. Students learn about key figures in law enforcement, corrections, the courts, popular culture, and criminological theory, whose personal biographies are intertwined with their criminal justice achievements.

    Each section of the text features a bulleted summary to support retention, a list of references for further study, and questions to facilitate discussion or serve as writing prompts. With a fresh approach that enhances the human interest side of the subject matter while providing foundational information Who Shaped the American Criminal Justice System is well-suited to courses in American legal history, criminal justice, and criminology.

    James Windell has worked for many years as a court clinical psychologist. He is an adjunct faculty member of criminal justice at Wayne State University and a lecturer at Oakland University, both in Michigan. Windell is the author of The American Criminal Justice System and Looking Back in Crime.
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    Cognella Active Learning is available for this title! Adopting instructors can provide students with dynamic online learning activities that reinforce key concepts from the text, provide engaging educational experiences, support various learning styles, and make coursework fun. Please note: students must purchase the Cognella Active Learning component to access the course activities online.

    Cognella Active Learning activities for this title include:

    • 14 comprehensive sets of flashcards designed as a study aide for students to practice key historical developments in the American Criminal Justice System
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    Adopting instructors will receive an instructor's manual that includes chapter summaries, key terms, classroom activities, suggested written exercises and assignments, and more; a sample syllabus with a suggested reading schedule; 14 PowerPoint presentations, one for each chapter of the book; and a test bank featuring over 600 individual questions and 42 unique question sets.
    “Windell’s text meets an unmet need for longer biographies to 'bring to life' the individuals who have shaped criminal justice in the U.S..”
    Deb Brydon, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Mount Mercy University