This is the 3rd edition with a publication date of 1/15/2011.
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Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Third Edition introduces students to the functions of criminal justice research including scientific theory, research language, and design. Ideal for the undergraduate or graduate level qualitative and quantitative methodology courses, this Third Edition is updated with new case studies, expanded discussions on quantitative vs. qualitative research, and special topics including ethics, confidentiality, and the need for objectivity. The textís clear and simple approach to social science research makes learning research methods easy, understandable, and applicable to the criminal justice topics students are most interested in.