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Criminology An Introduction Using ExplorIt

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ISBN-10: 0534601200

ISBN-13: 9780534601201

Edition: 5th 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Steven F. Messner, Rodney Stark

List price: $155.95
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Criminology is an empirical science that involves the testing of claims about crime with data from the real world. Criminology: Using MicroCase Explorit introduces you to this real world of criminological research and data?giving you the opportunity to participate in the criminological enterprise. In each chapter, the author introduces a particular topic of criminology and demonstrates how data are used to support, augment, and test the ideas proposed. He also provides worksheets that include review questions on the material covered, as well as additional data analysis exercises that enable you to further explore the topics under investigation in each chapter. This unique text and software…    
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Book details

List price: $155.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 5/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Steven F. Messner is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Sociology at the University at Albany, State University of New York. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and has taught at Columbia University and Nankai University in the People's Republic of China. His research has focused primarily on the relationship between features of social organization and violent crime rates. His other books include PERSPECTIVES ON CRIME AND DEVIANCE, (with Allen E. Liska), THEORETICAL INTEGRATION IN THE STUDY OF DEVIANCE AND CRIME, (with Marvin D. Krohn and Allen E. Liska), and CRIME AND SOCIAL CONTROL IN A CHANGING CHINA (with Jianhong Liu and Lening Zhang). Dr. Messner has also authored…    

Getting Started
Understanding Crime and Victimization
The Geography of Official Crime Rates
Victimization Surveys
Self-report Surveys
Crime and Public Opinion
Fear of Crime
Motor Vehicle Theft
Applying Criminological Theories
Social Psychological Processes: Bonds, Self-control and Deviant Associations
Social Disorganization and Property Crime
Anomie, Routine Activities, and Robbery Rates
Multiple Causes of Crime and Detecting Spuriousness
Substance Abuse and Crime
Violence and the Old West: An Introduction to Regression
"Mass Media" Criminology: Detecting Spuriousness Using Regression
Independent Projects
Variable Names and Sources.