Welcome to the Companion Website!

Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Introduction to Criminal Justice, Third Edition.

The SAGE edge site for Introduction to Criminal Justice by Callie Marie Rennison and Mary Dodge offers a robust online environment you can access anytime, anywhere, and features an impressive array of free tools and resources to keep you on the cutting edge of your learning experience.


Helping students develop a passion to learn more about the dynamic field of criminal justice, this concise bestseller introduces students to the criminal justice system by following the case studies of four individuals in their real-life progression through the system. Each case study is strategically woven throughout the book to help students remember core concepts and make connections between different branches of the system. In addition to illustrating the real-life pathways and outcomes of criminal behavior and victimization, authors Callie Marie Rennison and Mary Dodge provide students with a more inclusive overview of criminal justice by offering insight into overlooked demographics and the perspectives of victims.

This newly revised Third Edition encourages students to think critically and discuss issues affecting today’s criminal justice system with engaging coverage of victims, criminal justice professionals, offenders, and controversial issues found in the criminal justice process. 


We gratefully acknowledge Callie Marie Rennison and Mary Dodge for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are due to Tristin Kilgallon, Alicia Fisher, and Graphic World for developing the ancillaries on this site. Additional thanks are also due to Michael Stewart for his work authoring and producing the Criminal Justice in Practice: Decision Making Scenario animations, which are available in the interactive eBook.