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Criminal Justice and Criminology Research Methods, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By Peter B. Kraska, W. Lawrence Neuman

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Sep 2, 2011

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For courses in Research Methods in Criminology or Criminal Justice.

 

Criminal Justice and Criminology Research Methods, 2e is a rigorous yet engaging text that offers balanced coverage of contemporary research methods. Filled with criminology and criminal justice examples, it demonstrates how research is relevant to the field and what tools are needed to actually conduct that research. Streamlined in this edition, it offers distinct coverage of qualitative research and quantitative research and includes new Camtasia-based learning modules that visually reinforce key concepts. With its real-life examples and cutting-edge content, the text goes beyond the nuts and bolts to teach students how to competently critique as well as create research-based knowledge.

Table of Contents

Part One:  DISCIPLINARY, THEORETICAL, AND PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS   

1.   Criminal Justice and Criminology Research: Mapping the Terrain    

2.   The Nature of Science and Research    

3.   Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations    

 

Part Two:  CONSIDERATIONS IN RESEARCH PREPARATION    

4.   The Ethics and Politics of Crime and Justice Research

5.   Research Design and Measurement  

6.   Sampling in Crime and Justice Research

 

Part Three:  QUANTITATIVE DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS   

7.   Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Crime and Justice Research    

8.   Survey and Interview Methods    

9.   Nonreactive Research: Content Analysis and Existing Documents/Statistics   

10.  Analysis of Quantitative Data    

 

Part Four:  QUALITATIVE RESEARCH, MIXED METHODS, AND PRESENTING RESEARCH    

11.  The Nature of Qualitative Research    

12.  Crime and Justice Ethnographic Field Research

13.  Historical, Academic Legal, and Mixed Methods Research

14.  Presenting Crime and Justice Research    

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$73.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-801376-9