9780073129242

Statistical Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073129242

  • ISBN10:

    0073129240

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/4/2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Summary

Statistical Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justicediscusses the basic statistical procedures comprehensively while keeping it approachable and readable for students. Useful at both the introductory and intermediate levels, this text contains in-depth coverage of descriptive statistics, including graphical displays of data and exploratory data analysis, along with bivariate and multivariate analyses. Emphasis is placed equally on calculation and interpretation. The newly revised third edition offers new up-to-date crime data information and new research examples including specifics relating to youth crime, youth violence, hate crime and much more.

Table of Contents

The Purpose of Statistics in the Criminological Sciences
Levels of Measurement and Aggregation
Understanding Data Distributions
Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of Dispersion
Probability Theory and Probability Distributions
Point Estimation and Confidence Intervals
From Estimation to Statistical Test: Hypothesis Testing for One
Data Analysis With Teo Categorical Variables: The Chi-Square Test and Measures of Association
Hypothesis Tests Involving Two Population Means or Proportions
Hypothesis Tests Involving Three or More Population Means: Analysis of Variance
Bivariate Correlation and Regression
Multivariate Methods: Partial Tables and Multiple Regression
Regression Analysis with a Dichotomous Dependent Variable: Logit and Probit Models
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
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