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Basics of Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology

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ISBN-10: 1111346917

ISBN-13: 9781111346911

Edition: 3rd 2012

Authors: Earl R. Babbie, Michael G. Maxfield

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A concise paperback based on Maxfield/Babbie's bestseller, BASICS OF RESEARCH METHODS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIMINOLOGY, 3e introduces students to the core of criminal justice research using real-world examples and the most current, real data available.
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Book details

List price: $159.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/22/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

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.

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.

Criminal Justice and Scientific Inquiry
Ethics and Criminal Justice Research
General Issues in Research Design
Concepts, Operationalization, and Measurement
Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs
Sampling
Survey Research and Other Ways of Asking Questions
Field Research
Agency Records, Content Analysis, and Secondary Data
Evaluation Research and Problem Analysis
Interpreting Data