May 01, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
On May 1, 2006, Hi Tech Criminal Justice Online launched a revised website for the text book, Police Technology (Prentice Hall, July 2004). According to CEO Raymond E. Foster the book is used in over fifty universities and colleges throughout the United States and is under consideration for adoption in at least sixty others. At the same time the book was in production the original website was also being developed. However, the initial website was parked as a sub-domain under Hi Tech Criminal Justice Online’s primary website.

Throughout the last 18 months the content of the website has grown as has the use by students and professors. The companion website offers students additional articles, resources, cases studies and web-based explanations for the key terms within the text. Additionally, behind a password protected site professors can find supplemental instructional material such as example syllabi, PowerPoint presentations for each chapter and hyperlinks to relevant videos, journals and web-based resources.

Foster said, “The tremendous success of the book and the website led us to secure an original domain for the book’s companion site and to expand the core content.” In addition to securing an original domain, Foster noted that the five additional PowerPoint lectures, new cases studies and unique student activities have been added to the revised site. Moreover, the site has been completely redesigned based upon student, professor and practitioner input. “The web enables us to be much more responsive than many other traditional text book publishers. Based on student and professor feedback we are constantly researching, updating and publishing.”

You can visit the website at www.police-technology.net