Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology

ISBN-10: 0495094765
ISBN-13: 9780495094760
Edition: 5th 2008
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List price: $269.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/13/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.266
Language: English

You'll feel like an actual participant in the research process with this bestseller's unique over-the-shoulder vantage point and practical, example-filled discussions drawn from various facets of criminal justice research. Prominent criminologist Michael G. Maxfield and acclaimed research methods author Earl Babbie guide you in effectively applying research methods to the study of crime and criminal justice policy. Conversational and learner-friendly, RESEARCH METHODS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIMINOLOGY includes many study tools, examples, and exercises to help you do well on exams and excel in this course.

Michael G. Maxfield is a professor of Criminal Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. He is the author of numerous articles and books on a variety of topics, including victimization, policing, homicide, community corrections, and long-term consequences of child abuse and neglect. Professor Maxfield is the editor of the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency and serves on the editorial boards of both the Journal of Quantitative Criminology and Criminal Justice: The International Journal of Policy and Practice.

Earl R. Babbie graduated from Harvard University before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and began teaching shortly thereafter. Credited with defining research methods for the social sciences, Dr. Babbie has written several texts, including the bestselling THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH.

An Introduction to Criminal Justice Inquiry
Crime, Criminal Justice, and Scientific Inquiry
Theory and Criminal Justice Research
Ethics and Criminal Justice Research
Structuring Criminal Justice Inquiry
General Issues in Research Design
Concepts, Operationalization, and Measurement
Measuring Crime
Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs
Modes of Observation
Overview of Data Collections and Sampling
Survey Research and Other Ways of Asking Questions
Field Research
Agency Records, Content Analysis, and Secondary Data
Application and Analysis
Evaluation Research and Policy Analysis
Interpreting Data
Glossary
Bibliography
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Index Subject
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