WALTHAM, Mass.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the publication of the seventh edition of the textbook Criminal Investigation: A Method for Reconstructing the Past as an enhanced ePub3 book, available from Apple’s iBooks and VitalSource.
The latest edition of this popular textbook, written by James Osterburg and Richard Ward, was published earlier in 2013. The ePub3 edition now available offers students a way to further develop the critical-thinking skills required for a career in law enforcement. It is an interactive text experience that presents true-to-life situations and allows students to learn practical interviewing techniques and crime scene investigation skills.
The enhanced ePub3 version of Criminal Investigation showcases Apple’s iBook functionality, available offline and off-network. The interactive digital learning tools are designed to serve the needs of students and professors, including:
- An interactive 26-question key witness interview that allows users to choose which questions to ask the interviewee and see applicable responses;
- An interactive 25-question crime scene simulation showing users a crime scene and posing multiple choice questions based on the evidence viewed;
- Eight interactive images with drag-and-drop terms and four “hotspot” images where the reader is prompted to select the area of the figure described by a keyword using the touch screen;
- Multiple choice and true-false questions with immediate feedback at the end of each chapter;
- Eight case studies to engage the reader in critical thinking, including a text box for writing answers and receiving immediate feedback;
- A pop-up glossary that allows keywords to connect directly to the glossary so definitions can be viewed without leaving the page;
- Hyperlinked chapters, figures, images, and tables to allow for easy maneuvering from page to page.
Elsevier recently published several other criminal justice and law enforcement titles under the Anderson Publishing imprint, including:
Criminal Investigation: A Method for Reconstructing the Past (traditional print and ebook) by James Osterburg and Richard Ward
Crime Scene Investigation Case Studies: Step by Step from the Crime Scene to the Courtroom by Jacqueline Fish and Jonathon Fish
Police Administration by Gary Cordner
Criminalistics Laboratory Manual: The Basics of Forensic Investigation by Elizabeth Erickson
Profiling and Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues by Wayne Petherick
Social Media Investigation for Law Enforcement by Joshua Brunty, Katherine Helenek and Larry Miller
All of the books listed above are available through the Elsevier Store or can be found on ScienceDirect, a full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books.
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