Like its predecessors, the Fourth Edition provides complete coverage of the use and results of the contemporary methods employed in criminology and criminal justice research today.
Specifically designed for undergraduate and beginning graduate criminal justice courses and programs, this text teaches research design and techniques within the context of substantive criminology and criminal justice issues of interest to students who will become professionals in the field.
Students learn about the wide realm of research methods available to them, delve deeper into topics relevant to their field of study, and benefit from the wide variety of exercises included that help them practice as they learn.
This Fourth Edition is the most comprehensive research methods text available to students in criminal justice and criminology.
New to the Fourth Edition: New chapter on ethics, with emphasis on the Zimbardo prison experiment. New coverage of research using video with video clips on study site. Combining of two chapters on qualitative methods.
Additional coverage of crime analysis and crime mapping