Criminology: An Introduction Using ExplorIt / Edition 4

Criminology: An Introduction Using ExplorIt / Edition 4

by Steven F. Messner, Rodney Stark
     
 

This workbook/CD-ROM package walks students through exercises that use real data sets. Each chapter introduces a topic of criminology and demonstrates how data are used to test the ideas proposed. Worksheets include review questions and data analysis exercises. This fifth adds updated data. The CD-ROM contains a student version of MicroCase and data sets. Messner… See more details below

Overview

This workbook/CD-ROM package walks students through exercises that use real data sets. Each chapter introduces a topic of criminology and demonstrates how data are used to test the ideas proposed. Worksheets include review questions and data analysis exercises. This fifth adds updated data. The CD-ROM contains a student version of MicroCase and data sets. Messner teaches sociology at the University of Albany, State University of New York. There is no subject index. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780922914333
Publisher:
CENGAGE Learning
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Steven F. Messner is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Sociology at the University at Albany, State University of New York. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and has taught at Columbia University and Nankai University in the People's Republic of China. His research has focused primarily on the relationship between features of social organization and violent crime rates. His other books include PERSPECTIVES ON CRIME AND DEVIANCE, (with Allen E. Liska), THEORETICAL INTEGRATION IN THE STUDY OF DEVIANCE AND CRIME, (with Marvin D. Krohn and Allen E. Liska), and CRIME AND SOCIAL CONTROL IN A CHANGING CHINA (with Jianhong Liu and Lening Zhang). Dr. Messner has also authored numerous articles and book chapters on the topic of criminal violence and is a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments. Preface. Getting Started. Part I: UNDERSTANDING CRIME AND VICTIMIZATION. 1. The Geography of Official Crime Rates. 2. Victimization Surveys. 3. Self-report Surveys. 4. Crime and Public Opinion. 5. Fear of Crime. 6. Motor Vehicle Theft. Part II: APPLYING CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORIES. 7. Social Psychological Processes: Bonds, Self-control and Deviant Associations. 8. Social Disorganization and Property Crime. 9. Anomie, Routine Activities, and Robbery Rates. Part III: MULTIPLE CAUSES OF CRIME AND DETECTING SPURIOUSNESS. 10. Substance Abuse and Crime. 11. Violence and the Old West: An Introduction to Regression. 12. "Mass Media" Criminology: Detecting Spuriousness Using Regression. Appendix A: Independent Projects. Appendix B: Variable Names and Sources.

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