Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice

ISBN-10: 1452258198
ISBN-13: 9781452258195
Edition: 5th 2014
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List price: $136.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/14/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

The Fifth Editionáof The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justiceácontinues to provideácomplete coverage of the use and results of the contemporary methods employed in criminology and criminal justice research today. Specifically designed for undergraduate and beginning graduate criminal justice courses and programs, this text teaches research design and techniques within the context of substantive criminology and criminal justice issues of interest to students who will become professionals in the field. Students learn about the wide realm of research methods available to them, delve deeper into topics relevant to their field of study, and benefit from the wide variety of exercises included that help them practice as they learn.Features and Benefits:Standalone chapter on ethics, with emphasis on the Zimbardo prison experiment, Thoroughácoverage of crime analysis and crime mapping, andá research using video, with video clips on the open-access student study siteDiscussion of evidence-based research in the chapter on evaluation research and policyReal-world criminal justice examples illustrate the methods described, capturing student interest and helping them better understand contemporary research and its application in their field of studyExpansive, up-to-date exercise sets for SPSS use in data analysis ethics, and Internet research help students master the concepts and techniques presented A chapter on Reporting Research Results (Ch 13), not found in other texts, provides coverage of the research proposal, research report goals and types, displaying data, and ethics A wide variety of charts, figures and photos provide visual support for the bookÆs insightful coverage.

<p class="openingparagraph"><b>Ronet Bachman, PhD, </b>is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware. She is coauthor of <i>Statistical Methods for Crime and Criminal Justice </i>(3rd ed.), and coeditor of <i>Explaining Crime and Criminology: Essays in Contemporary Criminal Theory. </i>In addition, she is author of <i>Death and Violence on the Reservation; </i>coauthor of <i>Stress, Culture, and Aggression in the United States; </i>coauthor of <i>Murder American Style; </i>and coauthor of <i>Violence: The Enduring Problem </i>as well as numerous articles and papers that examine the epidemiology and etiology of violence, with a particular emphasis on women, the elderly, and minority populations. She is currently the Co-PI of a National Institute of Justice–funded study to examine the trajectories of drug-involved offenders 10 years after release from prison using a mixed-method design.</p>

Russell K. Schutt (PhD, MA, BA, University of Illinois at Chicago; postdoctoral fellow in the Sociology of Social Control Training Program at Yale University) is professor and chair of sociology at the University of Massachusetts Boston and lecturer on sociology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. In addition to Investigating the Social World: The Process and Practice of Research, now in its Eighth Edition , and its co-authored adaptations for the disciplines of social work, criminal justice, psychology, and education, his books include Homelessness, Housing, and Mental Illness, Social Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society (co-edited), and Organization in a Changing Environment . His scholarship focuses on the bidirectional relationship between individuals and their social environment, its consequences for organizational change, cognitive functioning, and individual behavior, and its predictors in individual orientations and community contexts. His related articles have been published in journals ranging from the American Journal of Sociology, Social Problems, Law and Society Review, and the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation to the Journal of Community Health, Journal of Community Psychology, Schizophrenia Bulletin, Women and Health, Evaluation & Program Planning, and the Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare . His major research projects have been funded by the Veterans Health Administration, the National Cancer Institute, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the National Institute of Mental Health, the John E. Fetzer Institute, and state and local sources. In addition to research methods and statistics, he teaches the sociology of complex organizations and the sociology of law.

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