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
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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.