This book describes and explains approaches to the evaluation and analysis of secondary data in criminological research. The book focuses on secondary data originating in surveys, information collected by organizations, and data sets available from archives. Although the techniques described are common to the social sciences, the examples and applications are specific to criminology and criminal justice.
This brief version of Ronet Bachman and Russell Schutt's successful full text, The Practice of Research in Research Methods and Criminal Justice, gives a concise introduction to research design and techniques within the context of research methods and criminal justice. Plenty of in-depth examples taken from real criminal justice research help readers better understand the "big picture" of research methods and their policy implications for the field.
Author: Emma Smith Publisher: Open Univ Pr ISBN: Size: 70.24 MB Format: PDF, Mobi View: 4294
This is a book about using secondary data in social and educational research. It assumes no prior mathematical expertise and is intended as a practical resource for researchers who are new to the field of secondary data analysis. The book comprises two parts. The first considers the role of secondary data analysis as a research method in contemporary social research, before introducing the reader to a range of raw and aggregate data sources, as well as practical strategies for locating and assessing potential datasets. Part two of the book introduces worked examples which show the potential for using secondary sources to answer a varied range of research questions. This section provides guidance on accessing, managing and preparing large datasets for analysis. Throughout the book, the aim is to encourage researchers to consider the potential for using secondary data both as their primary research method but also as a useful strategy in mixed methods designs.
Author: Dean J. Champion Publisher: Prentice Hall ISBN: Size: 45.88 MB Format: PDF, Docs View: 5386
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.
Author: Vincent B. Van Hasselt Publisher: Pearson College Division ISBN: 9780205267217 Size: 64.56 MB Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi View: 3426
To gain confidence and knowledge for dealing effectively with aggressive or violent behavior, turn to this authoritative new resource. Here you see what makes up the violent or aggressive personality ... you learn to deal effectively with specific forms of aggression and violence through a better understanding of the disorder and the offender ... and you explore special concerns such as the impact of alcohol on violence and aggression.The chapters are authored by individuals with expertise in the areas they present and with their help you see how to understand the major theoretical perspectives on aggression and violence, and the neuropsychological factors involved; deal effectively with specific forms of aggression and violence: Child Abuse, Child Sexual Molestation, Incest, Partner Abuse, Elder Abuse, Sexual Assault, Paraphilias, Homicide, Serial Murder and Sexual Homicide; get up-to-speed on special topics that are most timely in light of the significant and growing social concern for these areas: alcohol and drugs; and predict future violent behavior. Also included: An introduction to the general trends of violence and aggression emphasizes violent crime in the U.S. and shows you clearly what's going on today. A presentation of well-established social psychological principles, plus a psychological perspective gives you a solid understanding of violent and aggressive behavior to help you deal with it's symptoms more successfully. Strategies for assessment and intervention help you deal successfully with all types of violent or aggressive situations. A special chapter on the impact of alcohol and drugs on interpersonal violence helps you understand why alcohol and drugs may facilitate violence. A special chapter provides you with helpful insights for predicting future violence.For any practicing clinician.