Voices from the Field: Readings in Criminal Justice Research / Edition 1

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This reader gives a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at groundbreaking research showing students what the process was really like and how the outcome differed from the researcher's expectations. For the first time, students receive a first-hand perspective from the researchers themselves. The reader, organized by type of methodology, offers commentary about varying research approaches, research design, the process of measurement, and the concepts of reliability and validity. This reader is ideal for use with Maxfield/Babbie's RESEARCH METHODS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE or Weisburd's STATISTICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
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Drawn from such journals as , , and the , these 18 research studies are provided to introduce undergraduate criminal justice students to the design, methodology, and analysis of different types of research. Chosen to portray a broad overview of research, the studies are divided into sections on experimental research, survey research, field research, analysis of existing records, secondary data analysis, and other methods. The articles also reflect a broad variety of issues facing the American practice of criminology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534563769
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/13/2000
  • Series: Criminal Justice Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 511,384
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven G. Brandl is an Associate Professor in the Criminal Justice department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His research interests include police decision-making and behavior, police use of force, the relationship between the police and the community, criminal investigation, and program evaluation. Brandl has conducted numerous research projects with several major metropolitan police departments. He is the author of numerous articles in professional journals and co-editor of VOICES FROM THE FIELD: READINGS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCH (Pope/Lovell/Brandl, Wadsworth 2001).
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Table of Contents

Preface. PART I: INTRODUCTION: FOUNDATIONS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCH. 1. Issues in Research Design. PART II: EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH AND ITS VARIATIONS. 2. Doris Layton Mackenzie and James W. Shaw, Inmate Adjustment and Change During Shock Incarceration: The Impact of Correctional Boot Camp Programs. 3. Michael J. Leiber and Tina L. Mawhorr, Evaluating the Use of Social Skills Training and Employment with Delinquent Youth. 4. Lawrence W. Sherman and David Weisburd, General Deterrent Effects of Police Patrol in Crime ''''Hot Spots'''': A Randomized, Controlled Trial. PART III: SURVEY RESEARCH. 5. James Frank, Steven G. Brandl, Francis T. Cullen, and Amy Stiachman, Reassessing the Impact of Race on Citizens'''' Attitudes Toward the Police: A Research Note. 6. Simon I. Singer, Murray Levine, and Susyan Jou, Heavy Metal Music Preference, Delinquent Friends, Social Control, and Delinquency. 7. Scott Decker and Richard Rosenfeld, "My Wife is Married and So Is My Girlfriend": Adaptations to the Threat of AIDS in an Arrestee Population. PART IV: FIELD RESEARCH. 8. Thomas M. Vander Ven, Fear of Victimization and the Interactional Construction of Harassment in a Latino Neighborhood. 9. Scott H. Decker, Collective and Normative Features of Gang Violence. 10. Thomas J. Schmid and Richard S. Jones, Ambivalent Actions: Prison Adoption Strategies of First-Time, Short Term Inmates. PART V: ANALYSIS OF EXISTING RECORDS. 11. Robert D. Crutchfield, George S. Bridges, and Susan R. Pitchford, Analytical and Aggregation Bias in Analysis of Imprisonment: Reconciling Discrepancies in Studies of Racial Disparity. 12. Faye S. Taxman and Alex Piquero, On Preventing Drunk Driving Recidivism: An Examination of Rehabilitation and Punishment Approaches. 13. Steven G. Brandl, In the Line of Duty: A Descriptive Analysis of Police Assaults and Accidents. PART VI: SECONDARY DATA ANALYSIS. 14. L. Edward Wells and Joseph H. Rankin, Juvenile Victimization: Convergent Validation of Alternative Measurements. 15. Steven E. Barkin and Steven F. Cohen, Racial Prejudice and Support for the Death Penalty by Whites. 16. Robert E. Worden, A Badge and a Baccalaureate: Policies, Hypotheses and Further Evidence. PART VII: OTHER METHODS. 17. Stephen D. Mastrofski and R. Richard Ritti, You Can Lead a Horse to Water…: A Case Study of a Police Department''''s Response to Stricter Drunk Driving Laws. 18. Alexis M. Durham III, H. Preston Ford, Patrick T. Kinkade, Images of Crime and Justice: Murder and the ''''True Crime'''' Genre. 19. Anne L. Schneider, Laurie Ervin, and Zoann Snyder-Joy, Further Exploration of the Flight from Discretion: The Role of Risk/Need Instruments in Probation Supervision Decisions.
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