Essentials of Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Author: Frank E. Hagan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780135121009

Category: Law

Page: 411

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Adapted from the best-selling Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology, ESSENTIALS OF RESEARCH METHODS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 3/e teaches general research methods using standard and contemporary examples of criminal justice and criminology research. Featuring both qualitative and quantitative studies, this edition offers an emphasis on ethics, the latest research studies, new information on prison research, Internet resources and visual criminology. This essentials version omits coverage of data management and analysis, and places its emphasis on fundamental research skills and the literature of the field.

Research methods in criminal justice and criminology

Author: Frank E. Hagan

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205366774

Category: Social Science

Page: 505

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Classic in its field, this best-selling text teaches general research methods using standard and contemporary examples of both qualitative and quantitative research in criminal justice and criminology.

Introduction to Criminology

Theories, Methods, and Criminal Behavior

Author: Frank E. Hagan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412979714

Category: Social Science

Page: 553

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Introduction to Criminology, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive introduction to the study of criminology designed for an introductory undergraduate courses. The book focuses on the vital core of criminological theory--theory, method, and criminal behavior. Hagan investigates all forms of criminal activity, such as organized crime, white collar crime, political crime, and environmental crime. He explains the methods of operation, the effects on society, and how various theories account for criminal behavior. New to this edition: Expansion of material on psycho-social and bio-social theories Additional coverage of terrorism in Ch. 11, along with ethics in the research methods chapter, Ch. 2 New chapter on Cybercrime New Epilogue on the future of crime and the newest criminological theories New Career Feature Boxes New Crime Files Feature Boxes End-of-Chapter Web Research Exercises New full-color design and photo program In-text links to study site Expanded study site resources including video of the author and original podcasts recorded by the author for each chapter Blackboard and Web CT compatibility

Research Methods in Crime and Justice

Author: Brian L. Withrow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317300661

Category: Social Science

Page: 588

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Research Methods in Crime and Justice, 2nd Edition, is an innovative text/online hybrid for undergraduate Criminal Justice Research Methods courses. This material uniquely addresses the fundamental teaching issue for this course: how to show students that success as criminal justice practitioners is linked to their acquisition of research skills. Brian Withrow, a widely published academic researcher and former Texas State Trooper, developed this approach for his own undergraduate Research Methods class. He persuasively demonstrates that research skills aren’t just essential to university academic researchers but to successful criminal justice practitioners as well. More than 80 short, sharply focused examples throughout the text rely on research that is conducted by, on behalf of, or relevant to criminal justice practitioners to engage students’ interest like no other text of its kind. Extensive web materials all written by the author provide an array of instructor support material, including a Researcher’s Notebook that provides students (and their instructors) with a series of structured exercises leading to the development of a valid research project. Withrow systematically walks students through defining a question, conducting a literature review, and designing a research method that provides the data necessary to answer the research question—all online, with minimal instructor supervision. The second edition features expanded coverage of measurement, qualitative research methods, and evaluation research methods, as well as additional downloadable journal articles to ensure students begin to think critically about research and can read scholarly literature.

The Language of Research in Criminal Justice

A Reader

Author: Pamela Tontodonato,Frank E. Hagan

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205268986

Category: Law

Page: 322

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The Language of Research in Criminal Justice: A Reader fills a void in the fields of Criminology and Criminal Justice. It provides a set of 34 readings to accompany primary textbooks in research methods courses. Given the burgeoning market in both graduate and undergraduate criminal justice methods, this work satisfies a demand for a pre-packaged selection of classic and contemporary articles, specifically for the criminal justice market, to use as either a primary or secondary text. There is a need for students to be exposed to a selection of original works that illustrate the methodological issues and techniques discussed in standard texts. The articles cover the full range of criminological topics, including such important issues as ethics, drugs, and violent crime.

Criminological Theories

Author: James F. Anderson,Professor Department of Surgery Center for Healthcare Studies Institute for Public Health and Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University Chicago Illinois Julie K Johnson,Helen Haskell,Paul Barach

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449681883

Category: Law

Page: 300

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Designed for undergraduate criminology and criminological theory courses, Criminological Theories: Understanding Crime in America, Second Edition explores crime, crime theory, and various forms of criminal behavior within the United States. It focuses exclusively on theory, avoiding superfluous discussion of the criminal justice system. Students will come away from the text with plausible explanations of crime causation, a greater appreciation of criminological theory, and the ability to think critically about the social reality of crime. Current and highly relevant, the text includes coverage of new developments in the field of criminology, including cultural, integrative, life-course, and green criminological theories.

Essentials of Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Raymond Paternoster,Ronet D. Bachman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506377157

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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Essentials of Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice helps students understand the vital role that research and statistics play in the study of criminology and criminal justice by showing them how to conduct and interpret statistics in real-world settings with a step-by-step approach to solving problems. This practical, applied approach offers students the fundamentals of descriptive and inferential statistics in a concise and easy-to-understand format—avoiding complicated proofs and discussions of statistical theory. The examples and case studies provide relevant examples for criminology and criminal justice students, and deal with contemporary issues related to crime, corrections, police, and the judicial system. Students will not only learn about the “how to” in statistics, but they will also recognize its importance in today’s criminal justice system.

Criminal Justice and Criminology Research Methods

Author: Peter B. Kraska,William Lawrence Neuman

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205485703

Category: Law

Page: 546

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Criminal Justice and Criminology Research Methods truly engages students to learn an essential yet difficult subject. It features real-life examples, accessibility without sacrificing rigor, cutting-edge coverage of the subject, and a consistent demonstration of how research is relevant to both the criminal justice system and our discipline. This text goes beyond the nuts and bolts, and teaches students how to competently critique as well as create research-based knowledge.

Introduction to Criminology: Theories, Methods, and Criminal Behavior

Theories, Methods, and Criminal Behavior

Author: Frank E. Hagan

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483307263

Category: Social Science

Page: 552

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Designed for introductory undergraduate courses in two- and four-year programs, Introduction to Criminology, 8th Edition is a streamlined, focused introduction to the study of criminology with more attention to crime typologies than other texts, plus Crime Files boxes that offer real-world, well-known examples of the crime types discussed. Written by an active researcher, this student-focused text is intended to arouse student interest in the fascinating field of criminology. The full-color design and a new just-in-time learning enhancement—margin notes that link students to online learning materials at appropriate points in the chapters—bring the text to life for students visually and virtually. Key topics and statistics have been fully updated in this new edition to make the material most relevant for your course.

Criminal Justice Research Methods

Theory and Practice, Second Edition

Author: Gerald J. Bayens,Cliff Roberson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439836965

Category: Law

Page: 300

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The study of research methodologies can be daunting to many students due to complex terminology, mathematical formulas, and lack of practical examples. Now in its second edition, Criminal Justice Research Methods: Theory and Practice offers a straightforward, easy-to-understand text that clarifies this complex subject matter, keeping perplexing research language and associated complexities to a minimum and ensuring that students get a practical grasp of this essential topic. The authors discuss scientific inquiry, establishing a framework for thinking about and understanding the nature of research. They examine various types of research methods in the broad categories of quantitative, qualitative, and evaluation designs and provide coverage of analytical and experimental research designs. The book also examines survey methods, survey instruments, and questionnaires, including wording, organization, and pretesting. It describes the fundamental characteristics of the qualitative approach, setting the stage for an in-depth discussion of the participant observation and case study methods of research. Other topics include ethical standards of conduct, topic selection, literature review, and guidelines for writing a research report or grand proposal. The second edition features updated examples, reworked exercises, additional discussion points, and new research-in-action sections. Defining a clear approach to the study of research, the book enables student experiencing their initial exposure to this subject to be fundamentally prepared to be proficient researchers in criminal justice and criminology.

Deviance and the Family

Author: Frank E. Hagan,Marvin B. Sussman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780866567268

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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A unique resource for family therapists, Deviance and the Family is a comprehensive examination of the family and its role in the causes of delinquency. Leading experts in the fields of criminal justice, sociology, and family services report pertinent data and review studies in an attempt to explain the causes of deviance as well as the role of the family in the deviance and criminal activities of its members. The controversial debate over violence in the family rages on in this book as experts attempt to answer the question of whether family violence/neglect are associated with a child's delinquency. Important discussions of juvenile prostitution and adolescent suicide deserve careful reading by all professionals who work with youth and families.

Essential Criminal Justice and Criminology Research Methods

Author: Peter B. Kraska,William Lawrence Neuman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780137003938

Category: Social Science

Page: 341

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This criminal justice and criminology research methods text brings together thorough and balanced coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods, including deeper coverage of the mixed-methods approach than any other text. ESSENTIAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIMINOLOGY RESEARCH METHODS, 1/e showcases the field's most relevant and important research, helping students understand both the significance and relevance of criminal justice and criminology research. This text is designed to keep readers engaged through user-friendly writing, outstanding student research projects, and many hands-on exercises. It is also rigorous, logically coherent, and comprehensive — providing everything students need to become critical consumers and competent producers of research-based knowledge.

Crime Types and Criminals

Author: Frank E. Hagan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412964792

Category: Social Science

Page: 461

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Crime Types and Criminals is an essential introduction to the study of criminology, focusing on crime types in particular. This book provides broad coverage of all major crime types, as well as coverage of research methods and theory. This book can be used both as a stand-alone and supplementary text in courses such as introduction to criminology, crime and society, deviant behaviour, crime profiling, and many other courses within the criminology and criminal justice discipline. Unlike many of the current criminology books on the market, this is a brief book that really talks about all kinds of crime and criminals in detail in a way to capture and retain student interest.

Political Crime

Ideology and Criminality

Author: Frank E. Hagan

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crime

Page: 214

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This exciting new book covers all facets of the subject of political crime. Chapters on "crime by government" include such topics as war crimes, violations of human rights, illegal secret police operations, genocide (ethnic cleansing), crime by police, and illegal surveillance, disruption, and experiments. Chapters on "crimes against government" include such topics as protest and dissent, activities of social movements, espionage, assassinations, political "whistleblowers" and domestic and international terrorism.

Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Dantzker,Ronald D. Hunter,Susan T. Quinn

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284113019

Category: Medical

Page: 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.

Criminological and Criminal Justice Research Methods

Author: Wesley G. Jennings,Jennifer M. Reingle

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454833068

Category: Law

Page: 204

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This book was written for the many criminology and criminal justice students who are skeptical that research methods will be relevant to their future careers as police or parole officers or defense or prosecuting lawyers. Understanding research goals and methods is essential to successful and effective work in these fields, and this engaging, direct, and, at times, humorous text demonstrates that importance and helps prepare students for that effectiveness and success. Jennings and Reingle offer clear, practical introductions, with extensive, compelling examples, to the essential classical research methods, including ethics, measurement, surveys, secondary data analysis, and sampling, along with emerging new approaches, such as case-control and longitudinal designs and experiments in criminology and criminal justice settings. With its focus on research design, this text provides the information most useful to students as future research consumers, rather than specialized analysts, of research data. The authors' scenario-based treatments of real-world situations and applications facilitate understanding of the full range of criminological and criminal justice research methods and illustrate the usefulness of that understanding for implementing and employing evidence-based policies in whatever agencies or roles students work in or engage with in their future careers. Criminological and Criminal Justice Research Methods offers: A dynamic, authoritative author team professionally involved in theoretical, methodological, empirical, and practical evaluations and applications of criminology and criminal justice research methods A practical, real-world focus on the methodologies most useful in daily criminal justice practice Comprehensive coverage of classical and cutting-edge criminological and criminal justice research methods, including ethics in research, measurement, survey construction and use, secondary data analysis, sampling, and experimental, longitudinal, case-control, and qualitative study design A separate chapter on and frequent, integrated references throughout the text to maintaining an ethical approach to treatment of participants and use of data Interesting, accessible, direct writing, with each chapter building on real-world scenarios to elucidate the nature and applications of research methods Extensive pedagogy in each chapter, from a summary of important concepts, definitions of key terms, and review questions to resources for more in-depth study, including lists of useful websites and references A full range of comprehensive, flexible instructional and learning materials online at

The SAGE Dictionary of Criminology

Author: Eugene McLaughlin,John Muncie

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446271765

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

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Now in its third edition, this bestselling reference text has established itself as the authoritative source covering the key concepts, theories, and methods in criminology and criminal justice. Edited by two of the leading figures in the field, the book is: Comprehensive: with now over 300 entries, the third edition has been updated to include new entries and an expanded editorial introduction Definitive: concepts are precisely defined so students have a clear understanding of the history and development of each topic and debate Student-focused: each entry maps connections across various fields and issues and includes further reading to extend students' knowledge throughout their studies International: contributions from internationally renowned academics and practitioners ensure that this book is global and comparative throughout This wide-ranging reference and research tool will be an essential companion for students and academics within criminology, criminal justice and legal studies and related fields including sociology, social policy, psychology and cultural studies.

White Collar Deviance

Author: David R. Simon,Frank E. Hagan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

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In 1996, a National White Collar Crime Center definition officially made ethical issues part of the study of white-collar crime, or, as the authors prefer, white collar deviance. This text explores the implications of the new definition, discussing various aspects and manifestations of political,