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The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice



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Table of Contents

1. Science, Society, and Criminological Research 2. The Process and Problems of Criminological Research 3. Research Ethics and Philosophies 4. Conceptualization and Measurement 5. Sampling 6. Causation and Research Design 7. Experimental Designs 8. Survey Research 9. Qualitative Methods and Analysis: Observing, Participating and Listening 10. Analyzing Content: Historical, Secondary, and Content Analysis and Crime Mapping 11. Evaluation and Policy Analysis 12. Quantitative Data Analysis 13. Reporting Research Results Appendix A: Finding Information Appendix B: Questions to Ask About a Research Article Appendix C: How to Read a Research Article

Author Biography

Ronet Bachman, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware. She is co-author of Statistical Methods for Crime and Criminal Justice (3rd ed.), and co-editor of Explaining Crime and Criminology: Essays in Contemporary Criminal Theory. In addition, she is author of Death and Violence on the Reservation; co-author of Stress, Culture, and Aggression in the United States; co-author of Murder American Style; and co-author of Violence: The Enduring Problem as well as numerous articles and papers that examine the epidemiology and etiology of violence, with a particular emphasis on women, the elderly, and minority populations. She is currently the Co-PI of a National Institute of Justice-funded study to examine the trajectories of drug-involved offenders 10 years after release from prison using a mixed-method design. Russell K. Schutt, PhD, is professor and chair of sociology and director of the graduate program in applied sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and lecturer on sociology in the Department of Psychiatry (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) at the Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts Mental Health Center). He completed his BA, MA, and PhD (1977) degrees at the University of Illinois at Chicago and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Sociology of Social Control Training Program at Yale University (1977-1979). In addition to Investigating the Social World: The Process and Practice of Research, now in its Seventh Edition, Making Sense of the Social World, now in its Fourth Edition (with Dan Chambliss), and a specialized coauthored versions for the fields of psychology, social work, and education (with Ray Engel), he is the author most recently of Homelessness, Housing, and Mental Illness (Harvard University Press), as well as Organization in a Changing Environment, co-editor of The Organizational Response to Social Problems, and co-author of Responding to the Homeless: Policy and Practice. He has authored and coauthored numerous journal articles, book chapters, and research reports on criminal justice, homelessness, service preferences and satisfaction, mental health, organizations, law, and teaching research methods. His research has been funded by the recently directed a large translational research project at the Harvard Medical School for the Women's Health Network of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and is currently a co-investigator in a the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Fetzer Institute (a study of a violence reduction program), and local sources.
Release date Australia
May 4th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
4th Revised edition
SAGE Publications Inc
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