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Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice
With Selected Readings

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January 2016 | 672 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice: With Selected Readings is a unique resource for understanding the multifaceted subject of research methods in the field of criminology and criminal justice, amply illustrated by carefully selected and edited research articles from the leading journals in the field. Each of these articles features an introduction, written to draw the student’s attention to the specific concept(s) from the chapter that are illustrated in the article, and a series of questions about the article, designed to help the student think critically about and reflect on these concepts. In this way, students not only learn how to conduct research, but also learn why it is important to do so.

Building off the widely adopted Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice, the additional readings increase students’ understanding of complex issues being investigated in the field today and how those issues are being researched.

Additional instructor resources and study tools can be found online at study.sagepub.com/bachmanfrccjsr

 
CHAPTER I: SCIENCE, SOCIETY, AND CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH
How to Read a Research Article  
 
CHAPTER II: THE PROCESS AND PROBLEMS OF CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Reading 1: A Qualitative Assessment of Stress Perceptions Among Members of a Homicide Unit by Dean A. Dabney, Heith Copes, Richard Tewksbury, and Shila R. Hawk-Tourtelot  
Reading 2: Exploring the Utility of Self-Control Theory for Risky Behavior and Minor Delinquency Among Chinese Adolescents by Yi-Fen Lu, Yi-Chun Yu, Ling Ren, and Ineke Haen Marshall  
 
CHAPTER III: RESEARCH ETHICS AND PHILOSOPHIES
Reading 3: Contemporary Comment: Covert Ethnography in Criminology: A Submerged Yet Creative Tradition by David Calvey  
Reading 4: Research Ethics in Victimization Studies: Widening the Lens, by James J. Clark and Robert Walker  
 
CHAPTER IV: CONCEPTUALIZATION AND MEASUREMENT
Reading 5: Violence Against College Women: A Review to Identify Limitations in Defining the Problem and Inform Future Research, by Callie Marie Rennison and Lynn A. Addington  
Reading 6: American Public Opinion About Prisons, by Kevin H. Wozniak  
 
CHAPTER V: SAMPLING
Reading 7: The Relationship Between Hate Groups and Far-Right Ideological Violence, by Amy Adamczyk, Jeff Gruenewald, Steven M. Chermak, and Joshua D. Freilich  
Reading 8: The Enemy Is Among Us: Media Images of Police in South Africa During the Transition From Apartheid to Democracy, by Cindy Stewart  
 
CHAPTER VI: CAUSATION AND EXPERIMENTS
Reading 9: The Causal Impact of Exposure to Deviant Peers: An Experimental Investigation, by Ray Paternoster, Jean Marie McGloin, Holly Nguyen, and Kyle J. Thomas  
Reading 10: Injuries to Officers and Suspects in Police Use-of-Force Cases: A Quasi-Experimental Evaluation, by Bruce Taylor and Daniel J. Woods  
 
CHAPTER VII: SURVEY RESEARCH
Reading 11: Global Efforts to Engage Men in Preventing Violence Against Women: An International Survey, by Ericka Kimball, Jeffrey L. Edleson, Richard M. Tolman, Tova B. Neugut, and Juliana Carlson  
Reading 12: Does the Front Line Reflect the Party Line? The Criticization of Punishment and Prison Officers' Perspectives Towards Incarceration, by Amy E. Lerman and Joshua Page  
 
CHAPTER VIII: QUALITATIVE METHODS AND DATA ANALYSIS
Reading 13: Understanding Success and Nonsuccess in the Drug Court, by Andrew Fulkerson, Linda D. Keena, and Erin O'Brien  
Reading 14: Fighting for Her Honor: Girls’ Violence in Distressed Communities, by Katherine Irwin and Corey Adler  
 
CHAPTER IX: ANALYZING CONTENT
Reading 15: Aggression and Sexual Behavior in Best-Selling Pornography Videos: A Content Analysis Update, by Ana J. Bridges, Robert Wosnitzer, Erica Scharrer, Chyng Sun, and Rachael Liberman  
Reading 16: Community and Campus Crime: A Geospatial Examination of the Clery Act, by Matt R. Nobles, Kathleen A. Fox, David N. Khey, and Alan J. Lizotte  
 
CHAPTER X: EVALUATION AND POLICY ANALYSIS
Reading 17: The Effect of Police Body-Worn Cameras on Use, by Barak Ariel, William A. Farrar, and Alex Sutherland  
Reading 18: Short- and Long-Term Outcome Results from a Multisite Evaluation of the G.R.E.A.T. Program, by Finn-Aage Esbensen, D.Wayne Osgood, Dana Peterson, Terrance J. Taylor, and Dena C. Carson  
 
CHAPTER XI: MIXING AND COMPARING METHODS
Reading 19: Policing "the Patch": Police Response to Rapid Population Growth in Oil Boomtowns in Western North Dakota, by Carol A. Archbold, Thorvald Dahle, and Rachel Jordan  
Reading 20: The Recidivism Rates of Female Sexual Offenders Are Low: A Meta-Analysis, by Franca Cortoni, R. Karl Hanson, and Marie-Ève Coache  
 
CHAPTER XII: REPORTING RESEARCH RESULTS

Supplements

Student Study Site
The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:
  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards reinforce understanding of key terms and concepts that have been outlined in the chapters.
  • Mobile-friendly web quizzes allow for independent assessment of progress made in learning course material.
  • Reference article links from SAGE handbooks and encyclopedias correspond with icons in the text. Brief descriptions of each article are included with the icons. 
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.
  • Web exercises direct both instructors and students to useful and current websites along with creative activities to extend and reinforce learning or allow for further research on important chapter topics.
  • Web resources link to relevant websites that direct both instructors and students to additional resources.
  • Video and audio links that appeal to students with different learning styles.
  • Online appendices to print and download for class.
  • NCVS and UCR Datasets to be used in answering the SPSS exercises at the end of each chapter.
Instructor Site
SAGE offers an exceptionally robust set of offerings for both student and instructor resources, all accessible from each title’s companion website. The Student Study Site is completely open access, making it as easy as possible for your students to use. The Instructor Teaching Site is verified and password-protected, offering you both peace of mind and a wealth of support for your courses.

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Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:
  • NCVS and UCR Datasets to be used in answering the SPSS exercises at the end of each chapter.
  • Reference article links from SAGE handbooks and encyclopedias correspond with icons in the text. Brief descriptions of each article are included with the icons. 
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.
  • Web exercises direct both instructors and students to useful and current websites along with creative activities to extend and reinforce learning or allow for further research on important chapter topics.
  • Web resources link to relevant websites that direct both instructors and students to additional resources.
  • Video and audio links that appeal to students with different learning styles.
  • Online appendices to print and download for class.

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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

Margaret S. Plass

Peggy Plass has a PhD in Sociology from University of New Hampshire, where she worked in the Family Research Lab. She teaches in Track A of the major (the Track A Intro foundation course, along with classes on Victimization of Children, Victimology, and Organized Crime in recent years).  She also teaches Research Methods for all 3 tracks.  Her research interests are in the areas of criminal victimization of children, property crime victimization, domestic violence, and evaluation of offender rehabilitation programs.  More About Author

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