Elsevier Brings Latest Book Title, Policing in America: Exam Cram, to the App Store

App for iPhone and iPod touch provides unique exam prep for policing and criminal justice students

Waltham, MA, September 6, 2012 – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the release of Policing in America: Exam Cram, the third in a new series of apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad based on Elsevier books. The first two apps, NeuroApps: MRI Atlas of Human White Matter and ChemApps: Strategic Applications of Named Reactions in Organic Synthesis (SANROS), are also available on the App Store.

Created from the classic textbook Policing in America by Larry Gaines and Victor Kappeler, Policing in America: Exam Cram provides students with a set of user-friendly quizzes that test the student’s knowledge of policing basics, including personnel systems; organization and management; operations; discretion; use of force; culture and behavior; ethics and deviance; civil liability; and police-community relations.

“We’re honored to create a unique test prep tool for the iPhone and iPod touch, based on Gaines’s and Kappeler’s landmark textbook,” said Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director, Science and Technology Books, Elsevier. “With this new app, busy students will be able to easily prepare for their midterm and final exams, and those working in law enforcement and criminal justice can get a quick refresher on the basics in policing.” 

Policing in America: Exam Cram, available exclusively on the App Store, enables students to test their knowledge of a wide range of subjects extracted from the book using unique features:

  • Practice Questions: Arranged by chapter subject, “true or false” questions provide a quick and easy method for measuring students’ retention. At the end of each set of practice questions, the app tabulates the score so the student will know what they need to review.
  • Flash Cards: The app includes a set of flash cards for each chapter to help students memorize definitions. If a particular definition proves particularly challenging, students can digitally mark flash cards for review at a later date. Students can also create their own flash cards based on the content of any chapter and compile personalized decks to prepare for an upcoming test.
  • Quizzes: Multiple-choice quizzes for each chapter give students a chance to test themselves under timed conditions in a randomized or customized order. After completing the quiz, the app gives students a percentage score and the opportunity to review the incorrectly answered questions. A grade book at the end of the quiz has a graphing function that allows students to quickly spot their strengths and weakness regarding comprehension of the material and identify those problem areas on which they need to focus. Students can also share their scores on Facebook or in an email to classmates.

Policing in America: Exam Cram is ideal for undergraduate students in introductory policing courses,” said Shirley Decker-Lucke, Publisher of Anderson Publishing, an imprint of Elsevier.

The Policing in America: Exam Cram App is available for $1.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore.

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