Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology
Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)
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Description: "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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $161.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/11/2005
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
|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|
|Data Collection Methods|
|Presentation of Findings|
|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|
|Assumptions, Propositions, and Definitions|
|Explanation and Prediction|
|Types of Theory|
|Variables and Theory|
|The Complementarity of Theory and Research|
|Hypotheses and Theory: A Preliminary View|
|The Value of Theory|
|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|