9780534601201

Criminology A Workbook Using MicroCase ExplorIt

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534601201

  • ISBN10:

    0534601200

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/1/2003
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Criminology is an empirical science that involves the testing of claims about crime with data from the real world. Criminology: Using MicroCase? Explorit introduces you to this real world of criminological research and data-giving you the opportunity to participate in the criminological enterprise. In each chapter, the author introduces a particular topic of criminology and demonstrates how data are used to support, augment, and test the ideas proposed. He also provides worksheets that include review questions on the material covered, as well as additional data analysis exercises that enable you to further explore the topics under investigation in each chapter. This unique text and software package teaches you how to use data to gain a better understanding of crime, and public opinions about crime.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Getting Started
Part I: UNDERSTANDING CRIME AND VICTIMIZATION
1. The Geography of Official Crime Rates
2. Victimization Surveys
3. Self-report Surveys
4. Crime and Public Opinion
5. Fear of Crime
6. Motor Vehicle Theft
Part II: APPLYING CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORIES
7. Social Psychological Processes: Bonds, Self-control and Deviant Associations
8. Social Disorganization and Property Crime
9. Anomie, Routine Activities, and Robbery Rates
Part III: MULTIPLE CAUSES OF CRIME AND DETECTING SPURIOUSNESS
10. Substance Abuse and Crime
11. Violence and the Old West: An Introduction to Regression
12. "Mass Media" Criminology: Detecting Spuriousness Using Regression
Appendix A: Independent Projects
Appendix B: Variable Names and Sources

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