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An accessible introduction to statistics in the criminal justice field.
Elementary Statistics in Criminal Justice Research, Fourth Edition, provides an introduction to statistics for students in criminal justice and criminology. Created specifically for students who many not have strong backgrounds in mathematics, the text focuses primarily on the statistical theories and methods that criminal justice students need to understand. This text was adapted from the best-selling Elementary Statistics in Social Research, and provides broad and accessible coverage that will appeal to students and instructors alike.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Why the Criminal Justice Researcher Uses Statistics
Chapter 2: Organizing the Data
Chapter 3: Measures of Central Tendency
Chapter 4: Measures of Variability
Part II—FROM DESCRIPTION TO DECISION MAKING
Chapter 5: Probability and the Normal Curve
Chapter 6: Samples and Populations
Part III—DECISION MAKING
Chapter 7: Testing Differences between Means
Chapter 8: Analysis of Variance
Chapter 9: Nonparametric Tests of Significance
Part IV—FROM DECISION MAKING TO ASSOCIATION
Chapter 10: Correlation
Chapter 11: Regression Analysis
Chapter 12: Nonparametric Measures of Correlation
Part V—Applying Statistics
Chapter 13: Applying Statistical Procedures to Research Problems
Appendix A: Using SPSS
Appendix B: A Review of Some Fundamentals of Mathematics
Appendix C: Tables
Appendix D: List of Formulas