You'll feel like an actual participant in the research process with this bestseller's unique over-the-shoulder vantage point and practical, example-filled discussions drawn from various facets of criminal justice research. Prominent criminologist Michael G. Maxfield and acclaimed research methods author Earl Babbie guide you in effectively applying research methods to the study of crime and criminal justice policy. Conversational and learner-friendly, RESEARCH METHODS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIMINOLOGY includes many study tools, examples, and exercises to help you do well on exams and excel in this course.
An introductory text for undergraduate criminology students focusing on how to apply social science research methods to the study of crime and criminal justice policy. Chapters are organized into four parts: an introduction to criminal justice inquiry; structuring criminal justice inquiry; modes of observation; and application and analysis. A running example based on crime in New York City has been introduced in each chapter. An interactive CD-ROM includes electronic appendices linked to criminal justice Web sites and a selection of practice data sets. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)