Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-06-23
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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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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