Elementary Statistics in Criminal Justice Research

Author: James Alan Fox
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0132987309
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Law

An accessible introduction to statistics in the criminal justice field. Elementary Statistics in Criminal Justice Research, Fourth Edition, provides an introduction to statistics for students in criminal justice and criminology. Created specifically for students who many not have strong backgrounds in mathematics, the text focuses primarily on the statistical theories and methods that criminal justice students need to understand. This text was adapted from the best-selling Elementary Statistics in Social Research, and provides broad and accessible coverage that will appeal to students and instructors alike.

Elementary Statistics in Social Research

Author: Jack Levin
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134427706
Release Date: 2016-07-22
Genre: Social Science

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in Statistics for Social Workers An introduction to statistics in the social sciences that balances theory and practice Elementary Statistics in Social Research provides a balanced overview of statistical analysis in the social sciences, providing coverage of both theoretical concepts and step-by-step computational techniques. Throughout this best-selling text, authors Jack Levin, James Alan Fox, and David Forde make statistics accessible to all readers, particularly those without a strong background in mathematics. Throughout the Twelfth Edition, detailed, step-by-step illustrations of statistical procedures help students to better grasp key concepts.

Criminal Justice Organizations Administration and Management

Author: Stan Stojkovic
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305177482
Release Date: 2014-03-28
Genre: Education

Providing cutting-edge coverage of modern management theory, CRIMINAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS: ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT, 6th Edition, emphasizes the application of management techniques appropriate to each area of the criminal justice system. Known for its thoroughness, accessibility, and practicality, the book focuses on the both the hows and whys of management techniques, equipping readers with the skills, knowledge, and solid understanding they need to effectively deal with the management challenges they will face in their own careers. Completely current and relevant, this edition includes thoroughly updated research and statistics as well as coverage of such key topics as civil liability, political power, ethics, budgeting, employee rights, and more. Chapters begin with timely vignettes that immediately draw readers into management concepts and theory, while insight from actual Criminal Justice professionals is featured throughout the text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

Author: Harry Dammer
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285067865
Release Date: 2013-01-04
Genre: Social Science

Offering a comprehensive analysis, bestselling COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS, 5e compares the various criminal justice systems throughout the world using six model countries: China, England, France, Germany, Japan, and Saudi Arabia. The book illustrates the different types of law and justice systems while exploring the historical, political, economic, social, and cultural influences on each system. It examines important aspects of each type of justice system--common law, civil law, socialist law, and sacred (Islamic) law--to highlight the similarities and differences of each. Completely up to date, it provides expanded coverage of such high-profile topics as human trafficking, Internet pornography, identity theft, transnational policing, terrorism and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Statistics in Criminal Justice

Author: David Weisburd
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461491705
Release Date: 2013-12-11
Genre: Social Science

Statistics in Criminal Justice takes an approach that emphasizes the application and interpretation of statistics in research in crime and justice. This text is meant for both students and researchers who want to gain a basic understanding of common statistical methods used in this field. In general, the text relies on a building-block approach, meaning that each chapter helps to prepare the student for the chapters that follow. It also means that the level of sophistication of the text increases as the text progresses. Throughout the text there is an emphasis on comprehension and interpretation, rather than computation. However, as the statistical methods discussed become more complex and demanding to compute, there is increasing use and integration of statistical software. This approach is meant to provide the reader with an accessible, yet sophisticated understanding of statistics that can be used to examine real-life criminal justice problems with popular statistical software programs. The primary goal of the text is to give students and researchers a basic understanding of statistical concepts and methods that will leave them with the confidence and the tools for tackling more complex problems on their own. New to the 4th Edition · New chapter on experimental design and the analysis of experimental data. · New chapter on multi-level models, including growth-curve models. · New computer exercises throughout the text to illustrate the use of both SPSS and Stata. · Revision of exercises at the end of each chapter that places greater emphasis on using statistical software. · Additional resources on the text’s web site for instructors and students, including answers to selected problems, syntax for replicating text examples in SPSS and Stata, and other materials that can be used to supplement the use of the text.

Criminology

Author: Anthony Walsh
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412938402
Release Date: 2006-12-14
Genre: Social Science

This unique text offers an interdisciplinary perspective on crime and criminality by integrating the latest theories, concepts, and research from sociology, psychology, and biology. Offering a more complete look at the world of criminology than any other existing text, authors Anthony Walsh and Lee Ellis first present criminological theory and concepts in their traditional form and then show how integrating theory and concepts from the more basic sciences can complement, expand, strengthen, and add coherence to them.

Morality in Criminal Justice

Author: Daryl Close
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 0534221165
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Philosophy

The authors introduce the foundations of philosophical and moral thinking with cases and readings in criminal justice ethics. The text focuses on practitioner-oriented topics, corrections, juvenile justice, probation, law enforcement, etc. Essential readings define the field; they are presented along with questions designed to help students master the material. This book is an outgrowth of a unique teaching and writing effort, combining the skills and backgrounds of philosopher Daryl Close with those of Nicholas Meier, an academic expert in criminal justice and a former cop.

Introduction to Policing

Author: Steven M. Cox
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781506307527
Release Date: 2015-12-31
Genre: Political Science

Introduction to Policing, Third Edition continues to focus on the thought-provoking, contemporary issues that underscore the challenging and rewarding world of policing. Steven M. Cox, Susan Marchionna, and experienced law enforcement officer Brian D. Fitch balance theory, research, and practice to give students a comprehensive, yet concise, overview of both the foundations of policing and the expanded role of today’s police officers. The accessible and engaging writing style, combined with stories from the field, make policing concepts and practices easy for students to understand and analyze. Unique coverage of policing in multicultural communities, the impact of technology on policing, and extensive coverage of policing strategies and procedures — such as those that detail the use of force —make this bestselling book a must-have for policing courses.

Making Sense of the Social World

Author: Daniel F. Chambliss
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781452217710
Release Date: 2012-01-30
Genre: Social Science

"Making Sense of the Social World, Fourth Edition is an engaging and student-friendly introduction to social research for students who need to understand methodologies and results, but who may never conduct research themselves. It provides a balanced treatment of qualitative and quantitative methods, integrating substantive examples and research techniques throughout. All essential elements of social research methods are covered, including validity, causation, experimental and quasi-experimental design, and techniques of analysis. Additionally, it is written in a less formal style to make concepts more accessible to students, and it includes wide-ranging, practical exercises drawn from every experience to help students get hands-on with the material."--pub. desc.

Introduction to Emergency Management

Author: Brenda D. Phillips
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439897577
Release Date: 2011-10-19
Genre: Political Science

Emergency management university programs have experienced dramatic and exponential growth over the last twelve years. This new, fully updated edition introduces majors and minors to the field and provides content accessible to those students taking introductory emergency management courses. The book’s strength is in looking at the regional, state, and local level response, as well as some of the often misunderstood or overlooked social aspects of disasters. Real-world cases are described throughout including considerations of international emergency management and disasters.

Fundamentals of Crime Mapping Principles and Practice

Author: Rebecca Paynich
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449676988
Release Date: 2011-11-14
Genre: Law

Fundamentals of Crime Mapping introduces the topic of crime mapping and the history of GIS in law enforcement. This valuable text includes a workbook for hands-on instruction. Special topics discussed include: an up-to-date discussion of the current crime trends in rural and urban areas, the major ecological theories of crime, the notion of geographic profiling, empirical research using crime mapping tools, basic mapping terminology, and more!

Adventures in Social Research

Author: Earl Babbie
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483359595
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Genre: Social Science

Written by esteemed social science research authors Earl R. Babbie, William E. Wagner, and Jeanne Zaino, Adventures in Social Research: Data Analysis Using IBM® SPSS® Statistics, Ninth Edition encourages students to practice SPSS as they read about it, providing a practical, hands-on introduction to conceptualization, measurement, and association through active learning. This fully revised workbook will guide students through step-by-step instruction on data analysis using the latest version of SPSS and the most up to date General Social Survey data. Arranged to parallel most introductory research methods texts, this text starts with an introduction to computerized data analysis and the social research process, then takes readers step-by-step through univariate, bivariate, and multivariate analysis using SPSS Statistics. In this revised edition, active and collaborative learning will be emphasized as students engage in a series of practical investigative exercises.

Powerful Social Studies for Elementary Students

Author: Jere Brophy
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111838065
Release Date: 2012-03-29
Genre: Business & Economics

POWERFUL SOCIAL STUDIES FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS examines the nature and purpose of social studies as it outlines ways to select content and teach history, geography, and social sciences more meaningfully. These respected authors present principles and illustrative examples to help pre-service and in-service teachers plan well-organized social studies instruction that produces positive student outcomes. The Third Edition emphasizes the importance of using developmentally appropriate content and methods when helping students to develop social understanding and civic action, and includes a solid research base that is reflective of the current NCSS standards. Rather than advocating the elimination of the traditional content framework used to organize the social studies curriculum (’expanding communities framework’), the authors call for retaining the most important topics that have traditionally been emphasized and for teaching these topics in ’more coherent and powerful ways.’ Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Psychology and Law

Author: Amina Memon
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 007709316X
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Law

How can psychology inform law and policing to help determine the accuracy of witnesses, victims and suspects? This second edition of "Psychology and Law: Truthfulness, Accuracy and Credibility" is a substantially revised and exhaustive review of forensic research to do with credibility and the accuracy of evidence. Throughout the book, Memon, Vrij and Bull use their renowned expertise to focus on the practical relevance of research in areas such as: criminal appearance stereotyping assessment of the reliability of eyewitness evidence non-verbal characteristics and physiological correlates of deception improving practice in interviewing witnesses, in particular children and vulnerable adults the use of and the study of juries in different countries Aimed primarily at students and researchers in psychology, criminology and law, this book will also appeal to professionals in law and police work.