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A classic in its field, this best-selling book teaches general research methods using standard and contemporary examples of criminal justice and criminology research. Featuring both qualitative and quantitative studies, the author helps students develop fundamental research skills and acquaints them with the literature of the field. This edition features updated tables, figures and examples and includes new information on prison research, Internet resources and visual criminology. Some of these examples include: Discussion of Zimbardors"s"Lucifer effect" Controversies related to The Minerva Consortium and The Human Terrain System Steffensmeier and Ullmerrs"sConfessions of a Dying Thief The Scarlet M in corrections research Resolution in the Iowa "Monster study" and more! For individuals interested in the field of criminal justice or criminology
Table of Contents
|Introduction to Criminal Justice Research Methods|
|Ethics in Criminal Justice Research|
|Research Design: The Experimental Model and Its Variations|
|The Uniform Crime Reports and Sampling|
|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|
|Data Management: Coding, Tabulation and Simple Data Presentation|
|Data Analysis: A Userrsquo;s Guide to Statistics|
|How to Write the Research Report|
|Table of Random Numbers|
|Statistics: An Addendum to Chapter 13|
|Answers to Pop Quizzes in Chapter 13|
|Normal Curve Areas|
|Distribution of Chi-Square|
|Proposal Writing and Evaluation|
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