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Description: This book was written for the many criminology and criminal justicestudents who are skeptical that research methods will be relevant totheir future careers as police or parole officers or defense orprosecuting lawyers.Understanding research goals and methods is essential to successful andeffective work in these fields, and this engaging, direct, and, attimes, humorous text demonstrates that importance and helps preparestudents for that effectiveness and success. Jennings and Reingle offerclear, practical introductions, with extensive, compelling examples, tothe essential classical research methods, including ethics, measurement,surveys, secondary data analysis, and sampling, along with emerging newapproaches, such as case-control and longitudinal designs andexperiments in criminology and criminal justice settings. With its focuson research design, this text provides the information most useful tostudents as future research consumers, rather than specialized analysts,of research data.The authors' scenario-based treatments of real-world situations andapplications facilitate understanding of the full range ofcriminological and criminal justice research methods and illustrate theusefulness of that understanding for implementing and employingevidence-based policies in whatever agencies or roles students work inor engage with in their future careers.Criminological and Criminal Justice Research Methods offers:A dynamic, authoritative author team professionally involved intheoretical, methodological, empirical, and practical evaluations andapplications of criminology and criminal justice research methodsA practical, real-world focus on the methodologies most useful indaily criminal justice practiceComprehensive coverage of classical and cutting-edge criminologicaland criminal justice research methods, including ethics in research,measurement, survey construction and use, secondary data analysis,sampling, and experimental, longitudinal, case-control, andqualitative study designA separate chapter on and frequent, integrated references throughoutthe text to maintaining an ethical approach to treatment ofparticipants and use of dataInteresting, accessible, direct writing, with each chapter building onreal-world scenarios to elucidate the nature and applications ofresearch methodsExtensive pedagogy in each chapter, from a summary of importantconcepts, definitions of key terms, and review questions to resourcesfor more in-depth study, including lists of useful websites andreferencesA full range of comprehensive, flexible instructional and learningmaterials online athttp://www.aspenlegalcollege.com//books/JenningsCrim