Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology / Edition 5

Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology / Edition 5

by Michael G. Maxfield, Earl R. Babbie
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0495094765

ISBN-13: 9780495094760

Pub. Date: 03/13/2007

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Based on Babbie's best-selling text, THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH, this is the leading text in criminal justice research methods. It incorporates the key strengths of the Babbie text (accessibility; conversational; "friendly" style; great examples) with Maxfield's expertise in criminology and criminal justice. This new edition includes updated coverage and

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Based on Babbie's best-selling text, THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH, this is the leading text in criminal justice research methods. It incorporates the key strengths of the Babbie text (accessibility; conversational; "friendly" style; great examples) with Maxfield's expertise in criminology and criminal justice. This new edition includes updated coverage and statistics, strengthened examples, provides better integration of technology and the Internet, and is now even more accessible to students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495094760
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/13/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: AN INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE INQUIRY. 1. Crime, Criminal Justice, and Scientific Inquiry. 2. Theory and Criminal Justice Research. 3. Causation and Validity. PART TWO: STRUCTURING CRIMINAL JUSTICE INQUIRY. 4. General Issues in Research Design. 5. Concepts, Operationalization, and Measurement. 6. Measuring Crime. 7. Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs. 8. Ethics and Criminal Justice Research. PART THREE: MODES OF OBSERVATION. 9. Overview of Data Collections and Sampling. 10. Survey Research and Other Ways of Asking Questions. 11. Field Research. 12. Agency Records, Content Analysis, and Secondary Data. PART FOUR: APPLICATION AND ANALYSIS. 13. Evaluation Research and Policy Analysis. 14. Interpreting Data. Glossary. Bibliography. Name Index. Subject Index.

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