The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-03-04
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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Like its predecessors, the Fourth Edition provides complete 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.

This Fourth Edition is the most comprehensive research methods text available to students in criminal justice and criminology.

New to the Fourth Edition: New chapter on ethics, with emphasis on the Zimbardo prison experiment. New coverage of research using video with video clips on study site. Combining of two chapters on qualitative methods.

Additional coverage of crime analysis and crime mapping

Table of Contents

Science, Society, and Criminological Research
The Process and Problems of Criminological Research
Research Ethics and Philosophies
Conceptualization and Measurement
Causation and Research Design
Experimental Designs
Survey Research
Qualitative Methods and Analysis: Observing, Participating and Listening
Analyzing Content: Historical, Secondary, and Content Analysis and Crime Mapping
Evaluation and Policy Analysis
Quantitative Data Analysis
Reporting Research Results
Finding Information
Questions to Ask About a Research Article
How to Read a Research Article
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Great book June 15, 2011
This Fourth Edition is the most comprehensive research methods text available to students in criminal justice and criminology. The author has presented richly crafted examples of life in the school, both from the teacher and the principal perspective, and introduces the reader to the fundamental principles of leadership. I received this rental textbook within days. Seller was good, I give my highest recommendation.
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