9780495094760

Research Methods For Criminal Justice And Criminology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495094760

  • ISBN10:

    0495094765

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/13/2007
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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You'll feel like an actual participant in the research process with this bestseller's unique over-the-shoulder vantage point and practical, example-filled discussions drawn from various facets of criminal justice research. Prominent criminologist Michael G. Maxfield and acclaimed research methods author Earl Babbie guide you in effectively applying research methods to the study of crime and criminal justice policy. Conversational and learner-friendly, RESEARCH METHODS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIMINOLOGY includes many study tools, examples, and exercises to help you do well on exams and excel in this course.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Criminal Justice Inquiry
Crime, Criminal Justice, and Scientific Inquiry
Theory and Criminal Justice Research
Ethics and Criminal Justice Research
Structuring Criminal Justice Inquiry
General Issues in Research Design
Concepts, Operationalization, and Measurement
Measuring Crime
Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs
Modes of Observation
Overview of Data Collections and Sampling
Survey Research and Other Ways of Asking Questions
Field Research
Agency Records, Content Analysis, and Secondary Data
Application and Analysis
Evaluation Research and Policy Analysis
Interpreting Data
Glossary
Bibliography
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