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Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology

ISBN-10: 013118928X

ISBN-13: 9780131189287

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Dean John Champion

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"Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology "3e is about how to do research and investigate various types of research questions that arise in criminology and criminal justice. A complete discussion of research ethics-including ethical issues relating to the Nuremberg Code, research sponsorship, rights of human subjects and deception -- helps readers understand their ethical responsibilities as researchers. This book explores the entire criminal justices and criminology research process from beginning to end including: sampling procedures; data collection techniques; measurement, validity and reliability issues; the role of ethics in the research process; and writing and documenting research papers. Presents a practical guide for conducting research in criminal justice and criminology careers.
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Book details

List price: $161.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/11/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 656
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

The Research Enterprise In Criminal Justice and Criminology: Theory and Research
Overview of the Research Process and Statistical Analysis
The Research Enterprise
Steps to Conduct Research in Criminal Justice
Problem Formulation
Research Design
Data Collection Methods
Analysis Data
Presentation of Findings
Conclusions
Pure and Applied Research
Some Basic Assumptions About Criminal Justice and Criminology
Why Do Research?
The Emergence of Science and Criminal Justice
The Probability Nature of Science
Objectivity in Scientific Research
Functions of Research
Exploratory Functions
Descriptive Functions
Experimental Functions
Evaluation Research
Theory Defined
Assumptions, Propositions, and Definitions
Explanation and Prediction
Types of Theory
Deductive Theory
Inductive Theory
Grounded Theory
Axiomatic Theory
Variables and Theory
Independent Variables
Dependent Variables
Discrete Variables
Continuous Variables
The Complementarity of Theory and Research
Hypotheses and Theory: A Preliminary View
The Value of Theory
Atheoretical Evaluations
The Value of Research
Frames of Reference and Problem Formulation
What Are Frames of Reference?
Choosing a Frame of Reference
Values and Frames of Reference
Are Frames of Reference Used in All Social Rese