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Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Third Edition


January 2014 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This text simplifies complex concepts with relatable examples to give a comprehensive, yet straight-forward introduction to research design in the criminology and criminal justice field, focusing on the major branches of the criminal justice system. Integrating policy and policy implications for research methods, it gives inclusive coverage of experimental and survey methods, qualitative techniques, mapping, historical evaluation, and secondary analysis approaches. Extensive use of thoughtful tables and figures in every chapter facilitate student’s understanding of concepts discussed. This is a briefer version of Bachman and Schutt’s successful The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice, written in a less formal style with more concise examples drawn from every day experience, and less coverage of more rigorous material. The new third edition includes increased coverage of mixed methods, crime mapping, evidence-based and web-based research, along with updated case studies. This is an excellent introductory methods text for undergraduate research courses, and is ideal for students who need to understand how criminal justice research is done and appreciate the results, but whose career path does not require them to do research themselves.

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Chapter 1. Science, Society, and Criminological Research
 
Chapter 2. The Process and Problems of Criminological Research
 
Chapter 3. Research Ethics and Philosophies
 
Chapter 4. Conceptualization and Measurement
 
Chapter 5. Sampling
 
Chapter 6. Causation and Research Design
 
Chapter 7. Survey Research
 
Chapter 8. Qualitative Methods and Data Analysis
 
Chapter 9. Analyzing Content
 
Chapter 10. Evaluation and Policy Analysis
 
Chapter 11. Mixing and Comparing Methods
 
Chapter 12. Reporting Research Results

Clear, concise layout and very effective instructor resources.

Miss Jamie Duncan
Criminology Crim Justice Dept, University Of South Carolina
June 18, 2015

I appreciate Sage keeping their materials open to the public.

Professor Gail Humiston
Criminal Just Legal Stds Dept, University Of Central Florida
March 31, 2015

This book covers all the key areas well, and I will be recommending it to my students. The only drawback is the price, which may put off certain students from purchasing it.

Miss Emily Loftus
Sport, Public Services, Travel and Tourism, South Essex College
March 26, 2015

I will be recommending this book to students studying criminology at undergraduate level, as it gives a good grounding in contemporary criminological subjects.

Miss Juliette Wilson
Faculty of Arts,Media & Social Science, Salford University
December 10, 2014

I have adopted this book as essential reading for students of law who do not have a firm background in research methodology. It provides a very good introduction to research fundamentals in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Unlike many other books, it does not seem be written from a specific paradigm perspective. It also explains about how research designs can be set up using both quantitative and qualitative research methods and how these complement each other. It is basic, but there is enough in there for students to understand research design choices.

Dr Masja Van Meeteren
Department of Criminology, Leiden University
August 6, 2014

Very useful for any student of criminology or sociology studying research methods. It's presentation makes this text accessible to everyone and is a easy to carry and easy to read text to really highlight the focuses that one needs in research in criminology and criminal justice.

Mr Lewis Simpson
Department of Health & Social Studies, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
April 3, 2014

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Ronet D. Bachman

Ronet Bachman, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware. She is coauthor of Statistical Methods for Crime and Criminal Justice, coauthor of The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice, co-editor of Explaining Crime and Criminology: Essays in Contemporary Criminal Theory. In addition, she is author of Death and Violence on the Reservation; coauthor of Stress, Culture, and Aggression in the United States; and coauthor of Murder American Style as well as numerous articles and papers that examine the epidemiology and etiology of violence, with a particular emphasis... More About Author

Russell K. Schutt

Russell K. Schutt, PhD, is a professor and the chair of sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a lecturer on sociology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts Mental Health Center). He completed his BA, MA, and PhD (1977) at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a postdoctoral fellowship in the Sociology of Social Control Training Program at Yale University (1977–1979). His other books include Investigating the Social World: The Process and Practice of Research and Fundamentals of Social Work Research (with Ray Engel), Making Sense of the Social World (with Dan Chambliss), and... More About Author

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