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Statistical Analysis in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Statistical Analysis in Criminal Justice and Criminology Author Gennaro F. Vito
ISBN-10 1577665244
Release 2008-01-01
Pages 250
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"Statistics provide information about the nature of crime and exactly which factors should be addressed in the attempt to minimize its occurrence. Statistical analysis has far-reaching effects at all levels of the criminal justice system - from patrol officers to precinct captains to criminal courts to the Department of Justice. With the skills needed to detect and interpret statistical data criminal justice professionals can assess whether current practices are working and change the ones that aren't." "Written for undergraduates with little or no background in statistics, this text clearly explains how to use statistical tools to organize and interpret data and then to reach conclusions based on statistical analysis. The authors draw from their longtime classroom experiences to present difficult concepts in an understandable way. They avoid a comprehensive approach common to many statistics texts and instead focus on statistical tools typically used in the social sciences."--BOOK JACKET.



Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology

Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology Author Dean J. Champion
ISBN-10 IND:30000101917940
Release 2006
Pages 628
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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.



Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice

Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice Author Ronet D. Bachman
ISBN-10 9781506326122
Release 2016-01-13
Pages 544
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Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Fourth Edition offers students a practical and comprehensive introduction to statistics and highlights the integral role research and statistics play in the study of criminology and criminal justice. Packed with real-world case studies and contemporary examples utilizing the most current crime data and empirical research available, students not only learn how to perform and understand statistical analyses, but also recognize the connection between statistical analyses use in everyday life and its importance to criminology and criminal justice. Written by two well-known experts in the field, Ronet D. Bachman and Raymond Paternoster continue to facilitate learning by presenting statistical formulas with step-by-step instructions for calculation. This “how to calculate and interpret statistics” approach avoids complicated proofs and discussions of statistical theory, without sacrificing statistical rigor. The Fourth Edition is replete with new examples exploring key issues in today’s world, motivating students to investigate research questions related to criminal justice and criminology with statistics and conduct research of their own along the way. Give your students the SAGE edge! SAGE edge offers a robust online environment featuring an impressive array of free tools and resources for review, study, and further exploration, keeping both instructors and students on the cutting edge of teaching and learning.



Adventures in Criminal Justice Research

Adventures in Criminal Justice Research Author Kim A. Logio
ISBN-10 9781412963527
Release 2008-02-22
Pages 216
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This text is an ideal supplement to any research methods in criminal justice textbook. Used primarily in lab settings, this text teaches students how to analyze issues and use SPSS for criminal justice research. The text explains to students, with the aid of step-by-step instructions in over 150 Windows screen shots, how to conduct and analyze their own surveys, comparing data collected with national data. Recent GSS data sets, including 2000 Census data, and the Public Health College Alcohol Survey, are utilized and available on a bundled CD.



Data Analysis for Criminal Justice and Criminology

Data Analysis for Criminal Justice and Criminology Author Jerome B. McKean
ISBN-10 0205274803
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 262
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Unique to the market, this user-friendly book offers a comprehensive introduction to data analysis in criminal justice and criminology. Ideal for readers with a limited math background, Data Analysis in Criminal Justice and Criminology offers a clear presentation of data analytic methodologies combined with examples, research, and exercises that foster active learning. Study questions and exercises throughout encourage readers to apply data analytic knowledge and skills, serving to engage student interest while preparing them for careers as practitioners. In addition, real-world examples of research studies show practical applications of text material, helping students to understand the relevance of statistics in criminal justice and criminology. For anyone interested in data analysis in criminology.



Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice

Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice Author Jacinta M. Gau
ISBN-10 9781483378473
Release 2015-02-05
Pages 432
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A Beginner’s Guide to Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice Careers Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Second Edition is an introductory statistics text for undergraduate criminology and criminal justice majors. The topics and engaging presentation style are targeted to students who have a basic background in algebra but who have had little or no exposure to the study of statistics. The overarching goals of the book are to demonstrate to students that statistics used in criminal justice can be enlightening and eye-opening and, that pre-conceived notions of their academic inadequacies coming into the course are false. The fully updated Second Edition includes new learning objectives and learning checks to help guide students through the material and ensure content understanding and retention. Coverage of the fundamental areas in statistics begins with descriptive statistics, moves into probability, and ends with regression to make the content easier for students to follow. By use of real data and research, emphasis is placed on balancing thoroughness with ease of understanding in order to show students the importance and relevance of statistics in their future criminal justice careers.



Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology Author Lee Ellis
ISBN-10 074256441X
Release 2010
Pages 497
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Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology is a core text for criminology and criminal justice research methods courses. It strives to offer a general foundation of knowledge that transcends particular topics or subject areas, allowing students to apply research methods and concepts to a multitude of scenarios. Even though the textbook has been written primarily for criminal justice and criminology majors, there is an underlying recognition that research methods and findings are common among all of the social sciences. This text has been designed to be user-friendly, even when dealing with some fairly complex statistical and theoretical concepts. The most critical points are clearly stated and illustrated with examples chosen to be interesting in their own right.



Statistics in Criminal Justice

Statistics in Criminal Justice Author Jeffery T. Walker
ISBN-10 083421086X
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 362
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Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement



Handbook of Transnational Crime and Justice Special Offer Edition

Handbook of Transnational Crime and Justice  Special Offer Edition Author Philip Reichel
ISBN-10 9781452266275
Release 2005-08-05
Pages 528
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BONUS OFFER! SAGE has significantly reduced the price of this Handbook in response to professor requests, making it accessible to a student audience worldwide. In addition, everyone who purchases this Handbook will receive 6 months' FREE online access to 4 SAGE Journals: Criminal Justice Review; International Criminal Justice Review; European Journal of Criminology; and Punishment & Society. In the Handbook of Transnational Crime and Justice, editor Philip Reichel has brought together renowned scholars from around the world to offer various perspectives providing global coverage of the increasingly transnational nature of crime and the attempts to provide cooperative cross-national responses. This volume not only has a comprehensive introduction to the topic of transnational crime but also provides specific examples such as international terrorism, drug trafficking, and money laundering to illustrate this ever expanding phenomenon. The Handbook also examines cross-national and international efforts by police, courts, international agencies, and correctional authorities to deal with transnational crime. Part IV concludes the book by addressing emerging issues in transnational crime and justice with particular attention given to transnational organized crime in all regions of the world. The combination of this cutting-edge Handbook and 6 months' free journal access make this a perfect combination for courses in comparative criminal justice and related topics in the fields criminology and criminal justice.



Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice

Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice Author Mark L. Dantzker
ISBN-10 9781284139167
Release 2016-12-01
Pages 258
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Ideal for undergraduate or graduate-level courses, Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Fourth Edition introduces students to the functions of criminal justice research including basic ideas behind scientific theory, research language, and research design.



Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology Author Callie Marie Rennison
ISBN-10 9781544317878
Release 2018-02-06
Pages 568
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Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology connects key concepts to real field research and practices using contemporary examples and recurring case studies that demonstrate how concepts relate to your life. Authors Callie M. Rennison and Timothy C. Hart introduce practical research strategies used in criminal justice to show you how a research question can become a policy that changes or influences criminal justice practices. The book’s student-driven approach addresses both the why and the how as it covers the research process and focuses on the practical application of data collection and analysis. By demonstrating the variety of ways research can be used and reinforcing the need to discern quality research, the book prepares you to become a critical consumer and ethical producer of research.



Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology

Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology Author Michael G. Maxfield
ISBN-10 9781337091824
Release 2017-02-21
Pages 496
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Featuring real-world examples throughout and comprehensive coverage of quantitative and qualitative methods, the market-leading RESEARCH METHODS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIMINOLOGY combines the scholarship, accuracy, and conversational tone of Earl Babbie's best-selling THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH with Mike Maxfield's expertise in criminology and criminal justice. Providing the most comprehensive, authoritative introduction to criminal justice research available today -- and enhanced by new examples, research, applications, and built-in study tools -- the eighth edition continues its focus on getting students to DO research. Updates include the latest techniques and technologies for sampling and surveys as well as current methods in content analysis and secondary data analysis. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Handbook of Quantitative Criminology

Handbook of Quantitative Criminology Author Alex R. Piquero
ISBN-10 0387776508
Release 2009-12-16
Pages 787
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Quantitative criminology has certainly come a long way since I was ?rst introduced to a largely qualitative criminology some 40 years ago, when I was recruited to lead a task force on science and technology for the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice. At that time, criminology was a very limited activity, depending almost exclusively on the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) initiated by the FBI in 1929 for measurement of crime based on victim reports to the police and on police arrests. A ty- cal mode of analysis was simple bivariate correlation. Marvin Wolfgang and colleagues were makingan importantadvancebytrackinglongitudinaldata onarrestsin Philadelphia,an in- vation that was widely appreciated. And the ?eld was very small: I remember attending my ?rst meeting of the American Society of Criminology in about 1968 in an anteroom at New York University; there were about 25–30 people in attendance, mostly sociologists with a few lawyers thrown in. That Society today has over 3,000 members, mostly now drawn from criminology which has established its own clear identity, but augmented by a wide variety of disciplines that include statisticians, economists, demographers, and even a few engineers. This Handbook provides a remarkable testimony to the growth of that ?eld. Following the maxim that “if you can’t measure it, you can’t understand it,” we have seen the early dissatisfaction with the UCR replaced by a wide variety of new approaches to measuring crime victimization and offending.



Statistics for Criminal Justice and Criminology in Practice and Research

Statistics for Criminal Justice and Criminology in Practice and Research Author Jack Fitzgerald
ISBN-10 9781412993685
Release 2013-01-17
Pages 608
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Statistics for Criminal Justice and Criminology in Practice and Research—by Jack Fitzgerald and Jerry Fitzgerald—is an engaging and comprehensive introduction to the study of basic statistics for students pursuing careers as practitioners or researchers in both Criminal Justice and Criminology programs. This student-friendly text shows how to calculate a variety of descriptive and inferential statistics, recognize which statistics are appropriate for particular data analysis situations, and perform hypothesis tests using inferential statistics. But it is much more than a “cook book.” It encourages readers to think critically about the strengths and limitations of the statistics they are calculating, as well as how they may be misapplied and misleading. Examples of statistics and statistical analyses are drawn from the worlds of the practitioner as well as the policymaker and researcher. Students will also gain a clear understanding of major ethical issues in conducting statistical analyses and reporting results, as well as insight into the realities of the life of researchers and practitioners as they use statistics and statistical analyses in their day-to-day activities.



IBM SPSS Statistics 19 Guide to Data Analysis

IBM SPSS Statistics 19 Guide to Data Analysis Author Marija J. Norušis
ISBN-10 032180998X
Release 2011
Pages 651
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The PASW Statistics 19 Guide to Data Analysis is a friendly introduction to both data analysis and PASW Statistics 19 (formerly SPSS Statistics), the world's leading desktop statistical software package. Easy-to-understand explanations and in-depth content make this guide both an excellent supplement to other statistics texts and a superb primary text for any introductory data analysis course. With this book, you'll learn how to describe data, test hypotheses, and examine relationships using PASW. Author Marija Norusis incorporates a wealth of real data, including the General Social Survey and studies of Internet usage, opinions of the criminal justice system, marathon running times, library patronage, and the importance of manners, throughout the examples and expanded chapter exercises. This unique combination of examples, exercises, and contemporary data gives you hands-on experience in analyzing data and makes learning about data analysis and statistical software relevant, unintimidating, and even fun! A data CD-ROM is included with this book.



The Handbook of Measurement Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice

The Handbook of Measurement Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice Author Beth M. Huebner
ISBN-10 9781118868645
Release 2016-04-13
Pages 600
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This volume of the series was designed to provide a comprehensive primer on the existing best practices and emerging developments in the study and design research on crime and criminology. The work as a whole includes chapters on the measurement of criminal typologies, the offenders, offending and victimization, criminal justice organizations, and specialized measurement techniques. Each chapter is written by experts in the field and they provide an excellent survey of the literature in the relevant area. More importantly, each chapter provides a description of the various methodological and substantive challenges presented in conducting research on these issues and denotes possible solutions to these dilemmas. An emphasis was placed on research that has been conducted outside of the United States and was designed to give the reader a broader more global understanding of the social context of research. The goal of this volume is to provide a definitive reference for professionals in the field, researchers, and students. This volume in the Handbooks in Criminology and Criminal Justice series identifies the principal topical areas of research in this field and summarizes the various methodological and substantive challenges presented in conducting research on these issues. In each chapter, authors provide a summary of the prominent data collection efforts in the topical area, provide an overview of the current methodological work, discuss the challenges in the measurement of central concepts in the subject area, and identify new horizons emerging in data collection and measurement. We encouraged authors to discuss work conducted in an international context and to incorporate discussion of qualitative methodologies when appropriate.



INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCH METHODS

INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCH METHODS Author Gennaro F. Vito
ISBN-10 9780398087999
Release 2014-08-01
Pages 276
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This third edition is designed as an introduction to research methods in criminal justice techniques. The detailed information that is generated by research is a management tool that has become a significant part of criminal justice operations. The text discusses the purposes, process, and uses of research that focus on identifying what information is already known about a particular topic or question. Ethical issues in criminal justice research are reviewed, as is investigating the validity and reliability of crime data sources. Also offered is an introduction to research design--the plan or blueprint for a complete research project. The principles of sampling are thoroughly discussed as is survey research, a common form of gathering information in the criminal justice setting. A review of the concept of scaling and some common methods of scale construction are introduced. Additional major topics include qualitative interviews and observational studies in qualitative research, as well as a wide variety of research techniques that comprise evaluation research. The definitions and examples provided in the book will help students and practitioners to both comprehend research articles and reports and to conduct their own research. Each of the authors brings specific areas of expertise to the text, and they are familiar with the research process and have worked together on several published studies. The text is designed primarily for persons with little or no research background and provides real-world examples and clear definitions of terms and concepts.