The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice / Edition 4

The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice / Edition 4

by Ronet Bachman, Russell K. Schutt
     
 

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 ofSee more details below

Overview

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.

New and Retained Features

  • New chapter on ethics, with emphasis on the Zimbardo prison experiment,
  • Increased coverage of crime analysis and crime mapping,and new material on research using video, with video clips on the open-access student study site
  • New discussion of evidence-based research in the chapter on evaluation research and policy
  • Real-world criminal justice examples illustrate the methods described, capturing student interest and helping them better understand contemporary research and its application in their field of study
  • Expansive, up-to-date exercise sets for SPSS use in data analysis ethics, and Internet research help students master the concepts and techniques presented
  • A chapter on Reporting Research Results (Ch 13), not found in other texts, provides coverage of the research proposal, research report goals and types, displaying data, and ethics
  • A wide variety of charts, figures and photos provide visual support for the book’s insightful coverage.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412978767
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/28/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
584
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Preface and Acknowledgments
1Science, Society, and Criminological Research1
2The Process and Problems of Criminological Research26
3Conceptualization and Measurement62
4Sampling86
5Causation and Experimental Designs123
6Survey Research171
7Qualitative Methods218
8Secondary Data Analysis257
9Evaluation Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice282
10Multiple Methods in Context: Integration and Review310
11Data Analysis331
12Reporting Research Results376
App. AFinding Information
App. BQuestions to Ask About a Research Article
App. CHow to Read a Research Article
App. DAn Introduction to Using SPSS for Windows
App. ETable of Random Numbers
App. FHyperRESEARCH: A Software Tool for Qualitative Data Analysis
References
Glossary/Index

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >