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The Fifth Editionáof The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justiceácontinues to provideácomplete 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.Features and Benefits:Standalone chapter on ethics, with emphasis on the Zimbardo prison experiment, Thoroughácoverage of crime analysis and crime mapping, andá research using video, with video clips on the open-access student study siteDiscussion of evidence-based research in the chapter on evaluation research and policyReal-world criminal justice examples illustrate the methods described, capturing student interest and helping them better understand contemporary research and its application in their field of studyExpansive, up-to-date exercise sets for SPSS use in data analysis ethics, and Internet research help students master the concepts and techniques presented A chapter on Reporting Research Results (Ch 13), not found in other texts, provides coverage of the research proposal, research report goals and types, displaying data, and ethics A wide variety of charts, figures and photos provide visual support for the bookÆs insightful coverage.