Essentials of Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2007
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Adapted from Frank Hagan's best-selling Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology . This new text offers a complete introduction to qualitative and quantitative research for criminal justice, in a manageable and reader-friendly format. The text emphasizes sources and resources of classic and contemporary research in the field. Also, the text uses criminological and criminal justice studies to illustrate research methods, so students can become familiar with examples of research in the field and learn fundamental research skills.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Criminal Justice Research Methods: Theory and Method
Ethics in Criminal Justice Research
Research Design: The Experimental Model and Its Variations
An Introduction to Alternative Data-Gathering Strategies and the Special Case of Uniform Crime Reports
Sampling and Survey Research: Questionnaires
Survey Research: Interviews and Telephone Surveys
Participant Observation and Case Studies
Unobtrusive Measures, Secondary Analysis, and the Uses of Official Statistics
Validity, Reliability, and Triangulated Strategies
Scaling and Index Construction
Policy Analysis and Evaluation Research References
Name Index
Subject Index
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