Cengage Learning Title Receives a McGuffey Longevity Award

Cengage Learning, a leading global provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions, today announced that Criminal Investigation, 9th edition, received a McGuffey Longevity Award in the College Humanities and Social Sciences category. Sponsored by the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA), the McGuffey Longevity Awards recognize textbooks and learning materials that demonstrate value over time. To be nominated, a work must have been in print for at least 15 years and be currently available for sale.

Criminal Investigation, 9th edition, published by Delmar, part of Cengage Learning, is a practical, applied textbook that covers the latest in investigative tools and techniques in addition to well established procedures. The text stresses practical procedures, techniques and applications to provide learners with a solid foundation in criminal investigation. Since it was first published in 1981, Criminal Investigation coverage has been updated and enhanced to include such important topics as terrorism and homeland security, the ‘CSI Effect’ and cybercrime, federal law enforcement investigations, crimes against children, forensics and physical evidence, to name a few. The book includes an engaging learning system with checklists and visuals to aid in the comprehension of the material.

“It is an honor to receive a McGuffey Longevity Award from the TAA,” said Dave Garza, vice president, Career Business Unit, Cengage Learning. “Criminal Investigation has been utilized by higher education students in the humanities and social sciences area for over 15 years-and it continues to be a valuable tool for current students.”

The authors of Criminal Investigation, Dr. Kären Hess and Christine Hess Orthmann, a mother-daughter team, have been writing textbooks together for over 20 years and have collaborated on more than 10 criminal justice texts. Dr. Hess holds B.S., B.A., M.A. and PhD degrees from the University of Minnesota and was a writing instructor at Normandale Community College for 30 years, while authoring or co-authoring over 30 trade books and college-level textbooks on a variety of topics. Hess Orthmann holds a B.S. from the University of Minnesota, a M.S. from Nova Southeastern University and is working towards an M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. She has been writing and researching in various aspects of criminal justice for over 20 years and has extensive experience as an indexer, proofreader and author of instructor manuals and student study guides for several criminal justice textbooks.

The award bears the name of William Holmes McGuffey, the author of the influential McGuffey’s Readers textbooks. Between 1836 and 1960 approximately 120 million copies of McGuffey’s Readers were sold. Since that time, the readers have continued to sell at an average rate of 30,000 copies a year. McGuffey’s Readers are still used today in some school systems and by parents for homeschooling.

The award was presented to Cengage Learning on June 26, 2010 at the TAA National Convention.

For more information about the TAA and the McGuffey Awards, please visit http://www.taaonline.net/awards/mcguffies.html or contact Lindsay Brown at [email protected].

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