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The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice
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The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Eighth Edition


March 2023 | 600 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Eighth Edition continues to demonstrate the vital role research plays in criminal justice by integrating in-depth, real-world case studies with a comprehensive discussion of research methods. By pairing research techniques with practical examples from the field, Ronet D. Bachman and Russell K. Schutt equip students to critically evaluate and confidently conduct research.

The Eighth Edition of this best-selling text covers new methods, such as visual criminology and photo voice, and expanded chapters with new sections on the importance of making sure samples, measurements, and methods are inclusive and sensitive to the diverse nature of our society. The authors refer to contemporary examples throughout, such as the increase in the use of social media, the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, mass participation in social movements including Black Lives Matter, increasing hate crimes across the globe, and increasing incidents of mass shootings in the U.S.

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Chapter 1: Science, Society, and Research
 
Chapter 2: The Process and Problems of Research
 
Chapter 3: Ethical Guidelines for Research
 
Chapter 4: Conceptualization and Measurement
 
Chapter 5: Sampling
 
Chapter 6: Causation and Research Design
 
Chapter 7: Experimental Designs
 
Chapter 8: Survey Research
 
Chapter 9: Qualitative Methods: Observing, Participating, and Listening
 
Chapter 10: Analyzing Content: Research Using Secondary, Historical, and Comparative Data, Content Analysis, and Visual Criminology
 
Chapter 11: Social Network Analysis Crime Mapping, and Big Data
 
Chapter 12: Evaluation and Policy Analysis
 
Chapter 13: Mixing and Comparing Methods
 
Chapter 14: Analyzing Quantitative Data
 
Chapter 15: Analyzing Qualitative Data
 
Chapter 16: Summarizing and Reporting Research

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Ronet D. Bachman

Ronet D. Bachman, PhD, worked as a statistician at the Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, before going back to an academic career; she is now a professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware. She is coauthor of Statistical Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice and coeditor of Explaining Criminals and Crime: Essays in Contemporary Criminal Theory. In addition, she is the author of Death and Violence on the Reservation and coauthor of Stress, Culture, and Aggression; Murder American Style; and Violence: The Enduring Problem, along with numerous articles and papers... More About Author

Russell K. Schutt

Russell K. Schutt, PhD, is Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Boston; Clinical Research Scientist I at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; and Lecturer (part-time) in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. He completed his BA, MA, and PhD degrees at the University of Illinois at Chicago and his postdoctoral fellowship in the Sociology of Social Control Training Program at Yale University. In addition to co-authoring The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice and Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice (with Ronet Bachman), he is the author of Investigating... More About Author