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“Rennison and Dodge should be commended for writing a parsimonious introductory book tailored to the typical undergraduate student. The authors are able to connect the many components of the criminal justice system by interweaving the same four real life examples throughout the book.”
“I overall enjoyed reading this text. It was well organized and well written. The updated trend information is something that has been needed in an Introduction to Criminal Justice text for some time.”
“Very easy to adapt for online courses…Addresses multiple learning styles through multimedia approach”
“Good comprehensive overview of the subjects and the personal stories made the text more interesting to read”
“A strong text book to be used in an introduction to criminal justice course…. I truly enjoyed the writing style and liked the victimization twist it portrays”
“Comprehensive, accurate, interesting and appropriate for our students. I was impressed with this text and these authors. Great use of illustrations and diagrams”
“The writing is clear and the book is written in a way that will engage students. I like the focus on victims and integration of cases throughout the book. I think students will understand key concepts better when they are able to apply the case studies”
"I really enjoy the book. It's easy to follow and the case studies are great as well."
Clear, easy to understand definitions and explanations of concepts. Relevant, interesting case studies. Great length for a semester course.
Short and concise and consistent with my teaching style
Price, content, faculty-student resources
I have been using the same textbook for a number of years and this textbook contains up to date material.