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Criminal Justice and Criminology Research Methods

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1st
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9780205485703

ISBN10:
0205485707
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Pub. Date:
10/24/2007
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Prentice Hall
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Summary

This is a text that both professors and students will appreciate: professors for its comprehensive and balanced coverage of the material; students for its portrayal of research methods as interesting, exciting, and most importantly, relevant.

Author Biography

Peter B. Kraska is Program of Distinction Research Fellow at Eastern Kentucky University, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in research methods, criminal justice theory, and ethics. He is author of Theorizing Criminal Justice: Eight Essential Orientations, Militarizing The American Criminal Justice System: The Changing Role of the Police and Military, Drugs, Crime, and Justice, and numerous articles published in journals such as Social Problems, Justice Quarterly, and Policing and Society. His research on police militarization has been featured on 60 Minutes, the Jim Lehrer News Hour,  and ABC’s World News Tonight, as well as in The Economist, The Washington Post, New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times.

    

Table of Contents

Preface
Disciplinary Theoretical, and Philosophical Foundations
Crime and Justice Research: Mapping the Terrain Knowledge, Research, and Power What Do We Research?
Who Are The Researchers?
How Do We Conduct Research? Why Do We Conduct Research?
Relevance of Research Conclusion Key Terms Practicing Research
The Nature of Science and Research
CSI and Science Alternatives to Research-Based Knowledge
How Science Works Steps in the Scientific Research Process
Scientific Research and Time Science and Politics Conclusion
Key Terms Practicing Research Notes for Further Study
Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations
Making Sense of Hurricane Katrina Philosophical
Foundations Theory in Crime and Justice Research Philosophy and Theory Conclusion
Summary Points Key Terms Practicing Research Notes for Further Study
Considerations in Research Preparation
Ethics and Reviewing the Literature
Preparing to Research Police Surveillance Ethics in Crime and Justice
Research Reviewing the Literature
Conclusion
Key Terms Practicing Research Notes for Further Study
Quantitative and Qualitative
Research Design Triangulation Key Differences in Designing
Quantitative and Qualitative Research Discussing Research Questions
An Overview of Research Design Issues Quantitative Design Issues
Qualitative Design Issues Summary Points
Conclusion
Key Terms Practicing Research Notes for Further Study
Quantitative and Qualitative Measurement
Fearing Crime and I.Q.-Based Executions Tangible Versus
Intangible Measures Quantitative Versus Qualitative Measurement Conceptualizing and Operationalizing
An Overview Reliability and Validity A Guide To Quantitative Measurement
Index
Construction Scales Conclusion Summary Points
Key Terms Practicing Research Notes for Further Study
Quantitative and Qualitative Sampling Sexual Coercion and Sampling: A Cautionary Tale Probability Sampling Nonprobability Sampling Mixed Sampling Approaches For Hidden Populations Conclusion Key Terms Practicing Research Notes for Further Study
Quantitative Data Collection and Analysis
Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Crime and Justice Research
The Experiment as the "Gold Standard"
A History of the Experiment in Social Science Research Experimental Research
In Crime and Justice Studies Choosing an Experiment: Factors to Consider
The Importance of Random Assignment Experimental Design Logic and Language
Types of Design Internal and External Validity Practical Considerations Results of Experimental Research
The Case of Meta-Analysis A Word on Ethics Beware of Naivete Conclusion
Key Terms Practicing Research Notes for Further Study
Survey and Interview Methods
Getting It Straight From the Horse's Mouth
A History of Survey Research Survey Research in Crime and Justice
Studies Choosing to Survey: Factors to Consider
The Logic of Survey Research Constructing the Questionnair
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