Essentials of Research Methods for Criminal Justice

ISBN-10: 0135121000
ISBN-13: 9780135121009
Edition: 3rd 2012 (Revised)
Authors: Frank E. Hagan
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Description: Adapted from the best-sellingResearch Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology,ESSENTIALS OF RESEARCH METHODS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 3/eteaches general research methods using standard and contemporary examples of criminal justice and criminology  More...

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Book details

List price: $120.40
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/29/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Adapted from the best-sellingResearch Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology,ESSENTIALS OF RESEARCH METHODS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 3/eteaches general research methods using standard and contemporary examples of criminal justice and criminology research. Featuring both qualitative and quantitative studies, this edition offers an emphasis on ethics, the latest research studies, new information on prison research, Internet resources and visual criminology. This essentials version omits coverage of data management and analysis, and places its emphasis on fundamental research skills and the literature of the field.

     Frank E. Hagan is a native of the North Side of Pittsburgh and has earned degrees at Gannon, Maryland and Case Western Reserve. He is the Director of the James V. Kinnane Graduate Program in Administration of Justice and is the author of eight books. These are Deviance and the Family (with Marvin B. Sussman), Introduction to Criminology (7th edition), Crime Types and Criminals , Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology (8th edition), Essentials of Research Methods in Criminal Justice , Political Crime , White Collar Deviance (with David Simon), and The Language of Research (with Pamela Tontodonato).     He is also the author or coauthor of many journal articles and articles in edited volumes. Hagan is a recipient of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Fellow Award (2000), and awarded the Teacher's Excellence Award by Mercyhurst College in 2006. His major interests are research methods, criminology and organized crime, white collar crime and terrorism.

Introduction to Criminal Justice Research Methods: Theory and Method
Ethics on Criminal Justice Research
Research Design: the Experimental Model and Its Variations
Uniform Crime Reports and Sampling
Survey Research: Questionnaires
Survey Research: Interviews and Telephone Surveys
Participant Observation and Case Studies
Unobtrusive Measures, Secondary Analysis, and the Uses of Official Statistics
Validity, Reliability, and Triangular Strategies
Scaling and Index Construction
Policy Analysis and Evaluation Research

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