Statistical Analysis in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Author: Gennaro F. Vito
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
ISBN: 1577665244
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Social Science

"Statistics provide information about the nature of crime and exactly which factors should be addressed in the attempt to minimize its occurrence. Statistical analysis has far-reaching effects at all levels of the criminal justice system - from patrol officers to precinct captains to criminal courts to the Department of Justice. With the skills needed to detect and interpret statistical data criminal justice professionals can assess whether current practices are working and change the ones that aren't." "Written for undergraduates with little or no background in statistics, this text clearly explains how to use statistical tools to organize and interpret data and then to reach conclusions based on statistical analysis. The authors draw from their longtime classroom experiences to present difficult concepts in an understandable way. They avoid a comprehensive approach common to many statistics texts and instead focus on statistical tools typically used in the social sciences."--BOOK JACKET.

Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Author: Callie Marie Rennison
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781544317854
Release Date: 2018-01-20
Genre: Social Science

Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology connects key concepts to real field research and practices using contemporary examples and recurring case studies that demonstrate how concepts relate to your life. Authors Callie M. Rennison and Timothy C. Hart introduce practical research strategies used in criminal justice to show you how a research question can become a policy that changes or influences criminal justice practices. The book’s student-driven approach addresses both the why and the how as it covers the research process and focuses on the practical application of data collection and analysis. By demonstrating the variety of ways research can be used and reinforcing the need to discern quality research, the book prepares you to become a critical consumer and ethical producer of research.

Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Ronet D. Bachman
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781506326122
Release Date: 2016-01-13
Genre: Social Science

Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Fourth Edition offers students a practical and comprehensive introduction to statistics and highlights the integral role research and statistics play in the study of criminology and criminal justice. Packed with real-world case studies and contemporary examples utilizing the most current crime data and empirical research available, students not only learn how to perform and understand statistical analyses, but also recognize the connection between statistical analyses use in everyday life and its importance to criminology and criminal justice. Written by two well-known experts in the field, Ronet D. Bachman and Raymond Paternoster continue to facilitate learning by presenting statistical formulas with step-by-step instructions for calculation. This “how to calculate and interpret statistics” approach avoids complicated proofs and discussions of statistical theory, without sacrificing statistical rigor. The Fourth Edition is replete with new examples exploring key issues in today’s world, motivating students to investigate research questions related to criminal justice and criminology with statistics and conduct research of their own along the way. Give your students the SAGE edge! SAGE edge offers a robust online environment featuring an impressive array of free tools and resources for review, study, and further exploration, keeping both instructors and students on the cutting edge of teaching and learning.

Adventures in Criminal Justice Research

Author: Kim A. Logio
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412963527
Release Date: 2008-02-22
Genre: Social Science

This text is an ideal supplement to any research methods in criminal justice textbook. Used primarily in lab settings, this text teaches students how to analyze issues and use SPSS for criminal justice research. The text explains to students, with the aid of step-by-step instructions in over 150 Windows screen shots, how to conduct and analyze their own surveys, comparing data collected with national data. Recent GSS data sets, including 2000 Census data, and the Public Health College Alcohol Survey, are utilized and available on a bundled CD.

Understanding Statistics for the Social Sciences Criminal Justice and Criminology

Author: Jeffery T. Walker
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449634032
Release Date: 2011-12-22
Genre: Law

Designed for introductory-level statistics courses, Understanding Statistics for the Social Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Criminology presents the fundamentals of statistics in a clear and simplified format. This accessible text addresses all of the basics of statistical analysis while still providing the reader with the larger view of statistics. The authors focus on calculating the basic formulas yet preserve enough advanced material to prepare the student for further study. The book also provides information on deciding when to use particular statistical analyses, how to input and analyze data through programs such as Microsoft Excel and SPSS, the interpretation of statistical output, and making conclusions based on those results. The student-friendly and simplified presentation of Understanding Statistics makes it the ideal introductory statistics text and will provide readers with a strong foundation in statistics – conceptually and pragmatically. Understanding Statistics for the Social Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Criminology boasts a variety of in-text study aids, such as key terms, equation summaries, exercises, end-of-chapter references, and suggested readings, and an equation glossary; as well as a collection of online study tools housed on the dedicated student companion website. The student-friendly presentation of the material coupled with the rich variety of student and instructor resources make Understanding Statistics the ideal introductory statistics text for undergraduate students! Every new printed copy is packaged with full access to the student companion website featuring a a rich variety of study tools! (eBook version does not include access to the student companion website. Standalone access can be purchased here Student Resources: -Microsoft and Excel SPSS data sets -Companion website featuring: *interactive flashcards *interactive glossary *practice quiz (with answers) *student data sets, in Excel and SPSS, that correlate to the chapter material *weblinks

Manual for the Development of a System of Criminal Justice Statistics

Author: United Nations
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9211614589
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Social Science

This manual sets out an updated general framework for the development of a national system of criminal justice statistics. Issues discussed include: key purposes and data requirements; organisational models; scope and content; the collation, analysis, evaluation and dissemination of criminal justice statistics; the role of victimisation surveys and other data sources; international data on crime and criminal justice; and key design issues such as the use of police, court and prison statistics.

Kriminologische Welt in Bewegung

Author: Klaus Boers
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783942865937
Release Date: 2018-12-12
Genre: Law

„Kriminologische WELT in BEWEGUNG“ war das Thema der im September 2017 in Münster veranstalteten 15. Wissenschaftlichen Fachtagung der Kriminologischen Gesellschaft (wissenschaftliche Vereinigung deutscher, österreichischer und schweizerischer Kriminologinnen und Kriminologen). Dieser Tagungsband dokumentiert neben den Plenarbeiträgen 50 Beiträge aus unterschiedlichen Arbeitskreisen, die ein weites Spektrum an vor allem auch aktuellen nationalen und internationalen kriminologischen Fragestellungen abdeckten: Migration und Flüchtlinge / Extremismus und Radikalisierung / Wirtschaftskriminalität und Compliance / Umwelt- und Menschenrechtsverbrechen / Risikobeurteilung und Prognose / Kriminologische Verlaufsforschung / Legalbewährung nach strafrechtlichen Sanktionen / Jugenddelinquenz, Jugendstrafrecht, Jugendarrest / Untersuchungshaft und Strafvollzug / Korruption und Prävention / Cybercrime und IT-Sicherheit / Wohnungseinbrüche / Gewaltverbrechen

Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Author: Frank E. Hagan
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 0205292968
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Law

Frank Hagan's Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology, Fifth Edition, is a classic in its field. The new edition continues the tradition of featuring both standard and contemporary examples of research in criminal justice and criminology. In addition to learning "how to do it," students are also exposed to a rich variety of actual research studies.

The Criminology of Criminal Law

Author: William Laufer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351484305
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre: Social Science

The Criminology of Criminal Law considers the relation between criminal law and theories of crime, criminality and justice. This book discusses a wide range of topics, including: the way in which white-collar crime is defined; new perspectives on stranger violence; the reasons why criminologists have neglected the study of genocide; the idea of boundary crossing in the control of deviance; the relation between punishment and social solidarity; the connection between the notion of justice and modern sentencing theory; the social reaction to treason; and the association between politics and punitiveness. Contributors include Bonnie Berry, Don Gottfredson, David F. Greenberg, Marc Riedel, Jason Rourke, Kip Schlegel, Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi, Leslie T. Wilkins, Marvin E. Wolfgang, and Richard A. Wright. The Criminology of Criminal Law concludes with an analysis of the results of a study on the most cited scholars in the Advances in Criminological Theory series. This work will be beneficial to criminologists, sociologists, and scholars of legal studies. Advances in Criminological Theory is the first series exclusively dedicated to the dissemination of original work on criminological theory. It was created to overcome the neglect of theory construction and validation in existing criminological publications.

Advancing Quantitative Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Travis C. Pratt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317995104
Release Date: 2014-02-25
Genre: Social Science

Advancing Quantitative Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice is designed to promote the understanding of various quantitative research methods and to encourage their use among those seeking answers to questions about crime and justice. To this end a number of top scholars have been assembled to provide their insights on a variety of 'cutting edge' quantitative research techniques. The chapters that appear delve into the state of quantitative methods in the discipline, group-based trajectory modeling, spatial dependence models, structural equation models, meta-analysis, social network designs, panel data modeling, and censored regression techniques. This book will be highly beneficial for readers who seek to stay as current as possible as they pursue answers to questions about crime and justice using quantitative research methods. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Criminal Justice Education.

Juvenile Justice

Author: Richard Lawrence
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412950367
Release Date: 2008-03-13
Genre: Law

Juvenile Justice: A Text/Reader offers a unique new spin on the core textbook format. Organized like a more traditional juvenile justice text, this text/reader is divided into eight sections that contain all the usual topics taught in a juvenile justice course. After a comprehensive overview, each section has an introductory “mini-chapter” that provides engaging coverage of key concepts, developments, controversial issues, and research in the field. These authored introductions are followed by carefully selected and edited original research articles. The readings, from prominent scholarly journals, were written by juvenile justice experts and often have a policy orientation that will help address student interest in the “so what?” application of theory. Key Features and Benefits Boasts extensive and unique coverage of the juvenile justice system, focusing on law enforcement, the court system, correctional responses to juvenile offending, and an overview of the causes of delinquency Features a unique “How to Read a Research Article”—tied to the first reading in the book—to give students a guide to understand and learn from the edited articles that appear throughout the text. Provides an introduction to each reading to give students an overview of the purpose, main points, and conclusions of each article. Utilizes photographs, boxes, and suggested Web resources to enhance the book’s presentation and engage student interest. Offers a clear and concise summary of key terms and concepts in each section and discussion questions that enhance student comprehension Ancillaries A Student study site at provides self-quizzes, e-flashcards, additional readings, and more. Instructor Resource on CD include test questions for both the text and readings, PowerPoint slides, teaching tips, and other resources. Qualified instructors can request a copy by contacting Customer Care at 1-800-818-SAGE (7243), 6AM-5PM, Pacific Time. Intended Audience This Text/Reader is designed to serve as a replacement for a core text, or a supplement text for upper-level undergraduate Juvenile Justice courses in departments of criminal justice, criminology, sociology and related disciplines. Interested in a text/ reader for another criminology or criminal justice here? Explore other titles in the series.

Internet Guide for Criminal Justice

Author: Christina DeJong
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 0534572634
Release Date: 2002-07-01
Genre: Computers

Just getting comfortable with the Internet? Designed for the novice Internet user, this guide provides you with the background and vocabulary necessary to navigate and understand the Web, then gives you a wealth of criminal justice sites and Internet project ideas.

Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice A Primer

Author: Mark L. Dantzker
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763736155
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Law

Research should be enjoyable, whether it is a college student completing a project for a degree or a professor meeting requirements or expectations associated with his or her position. Learning the basics for conducting research is the first step. This text is a reader-friendly primer that has as its strength the facility to positively and gently ease the reader into the task of conducting research.

Handbook of Quantitative Criminology

Author: Alex R. Piquero
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387776508
Release Date: 2009-12-16
Genre: Social Science

Quantitative criminology has certainly come a long way since I was ?rst introduced to a largely qualitative criminology some 40 years ago, when I was recruited to lead a task force on science and technology for the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice. At that time, criminology was a very limited activity, depending almost exclusively on the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) initiated by the FBI in 1929 for measurement of crime based on victim reports to the police and on police arrests. A ty- cal mode of analysis was simple bivariate correlation. Marvin Wolfgang and colleagues were makingan importantadvancebytrackinglongitudinaldata onarrestsin Philadelphia,an in- vation that was widely appreciated. And the ?eld was very small: I remember attending my ?rst meeting of the American Society of Criminology in about 1968 in an anteroom at New York University; there were about 25–30 people in attendance, mostly sociologists with a few lawyers thrown in. That Society today has over 3,000 members, mostly now drawn from criminology which has established its own clear identity, but augmented by a wide variety of disciplines that include statisticians, economists, demographers, and even a few engineers. This Handbook provides a remarkable testimony to the growth of that ?eld. Following the maxim that “if you can’t measure it, you can’t understand it,” we have seen the early dissatisfaction with the UCR replaced by a wide variety of new approaches to measuring crime victimization and offending.

What Every Chief Executive Should Know

Author: Jon M. Shane
Publisher: Looseleaf Law Publications
ISBN: 9781932777383
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics

- How many officers do we need? - Are we efficiently using the ones we have? - Is there a relationship between the number of officers we have and our crime rate? - What's the status of our patrol car fleet? - Are citizens satisfied with our work? - What's the cost of our special programs and what are the actual benefits? Big questions that demand solid answers! This book will help you provide them! Easy to understand and designed to help top administrators use actual current information and calculations to make the kinds of informed decisions that make agencies run smoothly, efficiently and economically. You'll get step-by-step guidance on: - Evaluating whether overtime is necessary and effective - Drafting and maintaining a realistic, successful budget - Creating smart, efficient workload distributions - Analyzing cost effectiveness of special departmental programs - Learning to forecast crime...and prepare to combat it.