Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Author: Lee Ellis,Richard D. Hartley,Anthony Walsh

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742564411

Category: Social Science

Page: 497

View: 4533

Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology is a core text for criminology and criminal justice research methods courses. It strives to offer a general foundation of knowledge that transcends particular topics or subject areas, allowing students to apply research methods and concepts to a multitude of scenarios. Even though the textbook has been written primarily for criminal justice and criminology majors, there is an underlying recognition that research methods and findings are common among all of the social sciences. This text has been designed to be user-friendly, even when dealing with some fairly complex statistical and theoretical concepts. The most critical points are clearly stated and illustrated with examples chosen to be interesting in their own right.

Criminology

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Author: Anthony Walsh,Lee Ellis

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412938406

Category: Social Science

Page: 495

View: 3164

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.

Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Mark L. Dantzker,Ronald D. Hunter

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763777323

Category: Law

Page: 246

View: 7147

Ideal for allied health and pre-nursing students, Alcamos Fundamentals of Microbiology, Body Systems Edition, retains the engaging, student-friendly style and active learning approach for which award-winning author and educator Jeffrey Pommerville is known. It presents diseases, complete with new content on recent discoveries, in a manner that is directly applicable to students and organized by body system. A captivating art program, learning design format, and numerous case studies draw students into the text and make them eager to learn more about the fascinating world of microbiology.

Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Dantzker,Ronald D. Hunter,Susan T. Quinn

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284113019

Category: Medical

Page: 258

View: 2643

Ideal for undergraduate or graduate-level courses, Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Fourth Edition introduces students to the functions of criminal justice research including basic ideas behind scientific theory, research language, and research design.

Applied Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Author: Ashley Blackburn,Chad Trulson,Eric Fritsch

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780078026416

Category: Law

Page: 224

View: 1899

Applied Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology provides a solid foundation in research methods for undergraduate students who are studying to become practitioners in the criminal justice field. This text takes a practical and applied approach that is both engaging and useful in developing students into educated consumers of research.

Criminological and Criminal Justice Research Methods

Author: Wesley G. Jennings,Jennifer M. Reingle

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454833068

Category: Law

Page: 204

View: 6041

This book was written for the many criminology and criminal justice students who are skeptical that research methods will be relevant to their future careers as police or parole officers or defense or prosecuting lawyers. Understanding research goals and methods is essential to successful and effective work in these fields, and this engaging, direct, and, at times, humorous text demonstrates that importance and helps prepare students for that effectiveness and success. Jennings and Reingle offer clear, practical introductions, with extensive, compelling examples, to the essential classical research methods, including ethics, measurement, surveys, secondary data analysis, and sampling, along with emerging new approaches, such as case-control and longitudinal designs and experiments in criminology and criminal justice settings. With its focus on research design, this text provides the information most useful to students as future research consumers, rather than specialized analysts, of research data. The authors' scenario-based treatments of real-world situations and applications facilitate understanding of the full range of criminological and criminal justice research methods and illustrate the usefulness of that understanding for implementing and employing evidence-based policies in whatever agencies or roles students work in or engage with in their future careers. Criminological and Criminal Justice Research Methods offers: A dynamic, authoritative author team professionally involved in theoretical, methodological, empirical, and practical evaluations and applications of criminology and criminal justice research methods A practical, real-world focus on the methodologies most useful in daily criminal justice practice Comprehensive coverage of classical and cutting-edge criminological and criminal justice research methods, including ethics in research, measurement, survey construction and use, secondary data analysis, sampling, and experimental, longitudinal, case-control, and qualitative study design A separate chapter on and frequent, integrated references throughout the text to maintaining an ethical approach to treatment of participants and use of data Interesting, accessible, direct writing, with each chapter building on real-world scenarios to elucidate the nature and applications of research methods Extensive pedagogy in each chapter, from a summary of important concepts, definitions of key terms, and review questions to resources for more in-depth study, including lists of useful websites and references A full range of comprehensive, flexible instructional and learning materials online at

The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Research Methods

Author: David Gadd,Susanne Karstedt,Steven F Messner

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446254461

Category: Social Science

Page: 552

View: 5460

Conducting research into crime and criminal justice carries unique challenges. This Handbook focuses on the application of 'methods' to address the core substantive questions that currently motivate contemporary criminological research. It maps a canon of methods that are more elaborated than in most other fields of social science, and the intellectual terrain of research problems with which criminologists are routinely confronted. Drawing on exemplary studies, chapters in each section illustrate the techniques (qualitative and quantitative) that are commonly applied in empirical studies, as well as the logic of criminological enquiry. Organized into five sections, each prefaced by an editorial introduction, the Handbook covers: • Crime and Criminals • Contextualizing Crimes in Space and Time: Networks, Communities and Culture • Perceptual Dimensions of Crime • Criminal Justice Systems: Organizations and Institutions • Preventing Crime and Improving Justice Edited by leaders in the field of criminological research, and with contributions from internationally renowned experts, The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Research Methods is set to become the definitive resource for postgraduates, researchers and academics in criminology, criminal justice, policing, law, and sociology. David Gadd is Professor of Criminology at Manchester University School of Law where he is also Director of the Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice. Susanne Karstedt has a Chair in Criminology and Criminological Justice at the University of Leeds. Steven F. Messner is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Sociology, University at Albany, State University of New York.

Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology

Author: Dean J. Champion

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 628

View: 4452

Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology 3e is about how to do research and investigate various types of research questions that arise in criminology and criminal justice. A complete discussion of research ethics–including ethical issues relating to the Nuremberg Code, research sponsorship, rights of human subjects and deception — helps readers understand their ethical responsibilities as researchers. This book explores the entire criminal justices and criminology research process from beginning to end including: sampling procedures; data collection techniques; measurement, validity and reliability issues; the role of ethics in the research process; and writing and documenting research papers. Presents a practical guide for conducting research in criminal justice and criminology careers.

Criminology and Criminal Justice

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Author: Anne Wade

Publisher: Society Publishing

ISBN: 9781773613260

Category:

Page: 244

View: 6817

This book systematically focuses on the field of criminology and criminal justice. All the important areas of criminology and criminal justice have been covered in this book. The topic is interdisciplinary in nature. Hence, related disciplines related to criminology and criminal justice have been discussed at various points. The book also discusses the key issues facing the criminal justice system.The book starts with an introduction to the field of criminology and criminal justice and explains the basic terms and concepts related to it. Subsequently, the history of criminology and how it has evolved over the years has been discussed. Various sociological and biological theories related to criminology have been elaborated. Later rational choice theory has been elaborated and its application in the field of criminology is shown. In chapter four, the various causes of crime in terms of their biological, psychological and sociological nature have been elaborated. The next chapter focuses on the various techniques that can be used to solve crimes.With the rapid advancement in technology, criminals have taken advantage of technology to commit crimes. The emerging field of cybercrimes has become the newest field of criminology. An entire chapter is dedicated to the discussion of cybercrimes and their various dimensions. Different types of cybercrimes and their causes have been discussed. The judicial system related to cybercrime is also explained subsequently. Chapter seven focuses on the field of criminal justice and touches its various dimensions. The function and aim of the criminal justice system is explained. Various types of courts and their hierarchy are discussed in the later sections of the chapter. There is also a discussion on the working of the Supreme Court of the United States of America.In the last two chapters of the book, policies that tackle crime and subsequently are discussed. A case study is given to better understand the various concepts discussed so far. The book is aimed as a comprehensive resource for anyone interested in the field of criminology and criminal justice.

Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Author: Frank E. Hagan

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205292967

Category: Law

Page: 528

View: 6485

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.

International Handbook of Criminology

Author: Shlomo Giora Shoham,Paul Knepper,Martin Kett

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420085525

Category: Law

Page: 726

View: 7137

A substantive guide to state of the art research and theory, the International Handbook of Criminology completes an esteemed trilogy of comparative analyses and insight from worldwide experts. Exploring a phenomenon that penetrates cultures of all racial, ethnic, and social classes, this volume continues in the tradition of its predecessors in the series by updating research on longstanding issues and offering perspectives into new problems and trends. Topics in this volume include: the etiology of crime historical antecedents of contemporary responses to crime life course criminology the basis for comparative research in criminal justice sources and strategies for knowledge acquisition in criminology specific forms of crime and criminal behavior, including environmental, sex-related, and financial responses to crime, including technological, societal, and policy-related crime issues related to social divisions. Assembling the works of leading criminologists in Europe, the Americas, the Pacific, the Mediterranean, and Australasia, this volume reflects the need for a re-evaluation of the field of criminology in response to the changing theoretical framework that has occurred in recent years. In doing so, it further elevates the level of discourse and sets the stage for innovative research projects and solutions. Those wishing to continue their studies should consult the International Handbook of Victimology and the International Handbook of Penology and Criminal Justice, which complete the trilogy.

Criminological Research

Understanding Qualitative Methods

Author: Lesley Noaks,Emma Wincup

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446233391

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 2045

'Noaks and Wincup's book is useful primarily to criminology students for its clarity, use of illustrative case studies, exercises and end-of-chapter suggested further reading' - The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice Criminological Research offers a comprehensive guide to both the theory and practice of qualitative criminological research. Through a detailed yet concise explanation, the reader is shown how a variety of methods and approaches work and how their outcomes may be interpreted. Practically focused throughout, the book also offers constructive advice for students analysing and writing their research projects. Key features of the book include: - An innovative framework - combining different methodologies and approaches - A variety of `real-life' examples and case studies - enriches the book for the reader - A set of practical exercises and further reading sections in each chapter - pedagogical and student-focussed throughout - A broad coverage - includes discussions of ethnography, interviewing, documentary evidence and data-analysis - A detailed and practical discussion of the politics of research, such as issues of access, ethics and confidentiality The book has a flowing narrative and student-friendly structure which makes it accessible to students. Written by experts in the field, it will be an invaluable resource for students and researchers, helping them to undertake effective research in both criminology and courses in qualitative research in related disciplines.

Social Work Practice and the Law

Author: Dr. Lyn K. Slater, PhD,Kara R. Finck, JD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826117678

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

View: 6835

"This is the first book to give social workers the tools to understand their clients' legal needs and rights and to address them collaboratively and effectively. Lyn Slater and Kara Finck ground their text in a comprehensive grasp of the legal system and the inequities of race, class, and gender that shape clients' experiences. Social Work Practice and the Law is a powerful call for social workers to be passionate and skillful advocates for their clients. Essential reading for social workers and lawyers alike who serve low-income people entangled in systems that so often fail them." Dorothy Roberts, JD Kirkland & Ellis Professor, Northwestern University School of Law Author, Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare Based on the author's innovative and nationally recognized prototype for inter-professional work at Fordham University, this is the only volume about social work and the legal system that is written from the social worker's perspective. Devoid of "legalese," the book is designed to help social workers develop the ability to reappraise, question, and challenge the law to best serve their clients. It aims to promote the development of a more strategic relationship with the legal system-a partnership that can achieve more creative and just solutions to social problems. Exhaustive in scope, Social Work and the Law identifies current national and international trends and legal movements that support and invite inter-professional, critically competent social work participation. The book also identifies and explains the essential knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes necessary for the attainment of collaborative critical competence when interacting with the legal system. Each chapter includes vivid case studies based on actual collaborations that illustrate the application of theory to practice. Chapters also include legal, social work, and evidence-based resources. Key Features: Promotes a proactive approach to the ways in which social workers can use law to promote clients' best interests Addresses all domains of social work practice-child welfare, housing law, educational access, disability law, benefits, and more Offers abundant case studies taken from the authors' real-life work Devoid of "legalese" and written from a social worker's perspective

Epidemiological Criminology

A Public Health Approach to Crime and Violence

Author: Timothy A. Akers,Roberto H. Potter,Carl V. Hill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118231554

Category: Medical

Page: 464

View: 8849

Epidemiological Criminology: A Public Health Approach to Crimeand Violence Epidemiological Criminology offers an introduction to thesources and methods of epidemiological criminology and shows how toapply these methods to some of the most vexing problems nowconfronting researchers and practitioners in public healthepidemiology, criminology, and criminal justice. The book describes, explains, and applies the newly formulatedpractice of epidemiological criminology, an emerging disciplinethat finds the intersection across theories, methods, andstatistical models of public health with their corresponding toolsof criminal justice and criminology. The authors show how to applyepidemiological criminology as a practical tool to addresspopulation issues of violence and crime nationally and globally. Inaddition, they look at future directions and the application ofthis emerging field in corrections, public health and law, gangsand gang violence, victimology, mental health and substance abuse,environmental justice, international human rights, and globalterrorism. For students, the book presents an exciting approach tounderstanding epidemiology as a means with which to tackle some ofthe worst problems for vulnerable populations. For researchers andpolicymakers, the book offers a new methodological perspective thatrecognizes the significance of social disparities and the builtenvironment as factors in the formulation of public health policy,and provides a tool with which to produce more effectiveinterventions, preventive measures, and policy formulations.

Collective Violence and International Criminal Justice

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Author: Alette Smeulers

Publisher: Intersentia Uitgevers N V

ISBN: 9789400000995

Category: Law

Page: 452

View: 2974

Extreme forms of collective violence - such as genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes - can endanger international peace and security. The international criminal justice system has been set up in order to prosecute these crimes and thus to restore international peace and security. These crimes are, however, extremely complex social phenomena and it takes an inter- and multidisciplinary approach to understand the true nature of this type of criminality and to effectively prosecute the perpetrators thereof. This book enhances our knowledge of these complex phenomena and thus contributes to a better and more effective system of international criminal justice. Scholars from many different scientific disciplines - such as law, criminology, political science, psychology, research methodology, and information technology - as well as practitioners from within the field, have contributed to this book. General themes include: What kind of people are perpetrators of collective violence? How can we attribute criminal responsibility to individuals for crimes which are collective in nature? How can we study these crimes and how can we discover patterns of violence? What role can statistics play when holding individuals accountable? How do we develop strategies of prosecution? What difficulties do prosecutors and judges face? How important and useful is the International Criminal Court Case Matrix? These are just a few of the many questions addressed in the book.

Evidence-Based Practice Manual

Research and Outcome Measures in Health and Human Services

Author: Albert R. Roberts,Kenneth R. Yeager

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198036920

Category: Medical

Page: 1080

View: 2864

The Evidence-Based Practice Manual was developed as an all-inclusive and comprehensive practical desktop resource. It includes 104 original chapters, each specially written by the most prominent and experienced medical, public health, psychology, social work, criminal justice, and public policy practitioners, researchers, and professors in the United States and Canada. This book is specifically designed with practitioners in mind, providing at-a-glance overviews and direct application chapters. This is the only interdisciplinary volume available for locating and applying evidence-based assessment measures, treatment plans, and interventions. Particular attention has been given to providing practice guidelines and exemplars of evidence-based practice and practice-based research. The Evidence-Based Practice Manual emphasizes and summarizes key elements, issues, concepts, and how-to approaches in the development and application of evidence-based practice. Discussions include program evaluation, quality and operational improvement strategies, research grant applications, validating measurement tools, and utilizing statistical procedures. Concise summaries of the substantive evidence gained from methodologically rigorous quantitative and qualitative research provide make this is an accessible resource for a broad range of practitioners facing the mandate of evidence-based practice in the health and human services.

Criminological Theories

Bridging the Past to the Future

Author: Suzette Cote

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761925031

Category: Social Science

Page: 411

View: 3051

This book is an anthology of 34 previously published articles and book exerpts that focus on the major theories, past and present, that inform criminology today. While there are a variety of readers available in criminological theory, Cote provides a greater emphasis on some of the novel, newer theories, and some of the often overlooked theoretical perspectives - particularly the newer integrative perspectives. Additionally, an innovative section early in the book contains articles looking at the points where theory and research in the fields of criminology and criminal justice merge and diverge. Features/Benefits: · Some new perspectives not often seen in theory readers · There is a greater emphasis on issues of gender, race, and class within criminological theories and criminality giving the book a more contemporary feel. · The anthology includes and expands on topics typically neglected in other texts, namely white-collar crime; developmental criminology; new penology; postmodern and constitutive theories; and integrated theories that consider genetics, psychology, and environmental approaches. · Brief overviews introducing each article discuss the author, the article's important points, and a context for its development and value. · Discussion questions at the end of each theory section.

Criminology and the Criminal Justice System

Author: Freda Adler,Gerhard O. Mueller,William Laufer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780073124476

Category: Law

Page: 704

View: 7646

This leading text for courses in Criminology is known for its lucid style, student-oriented approach, and interdisciplinary global perspective. The text comes in two versions--with or without coverage of the criminal justice system.

Perpetrators of International Crimes

Theories, Methods, and Evidence

Author: Alette Smeulers,Maartje Weerdesteijn,Barbora Holá

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192565508

Category: Law

Page: 400

View: 2536

Why would anyone commit a mass atrocity such as genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, or terrorism? This question is at the core of the multi- and interdisciplinary field of perpetrator studies, a developing field which this book assesses in its full breadth for the first time. Perpetrators of International Crimes analyses the most prominent theories, methods, and evidence to determine what we know, what we think we know, as well as the ethical implications of gathering this knowledge. It traces the development of perpetrator studies whilst pushing the boundaries of this emerging field. The book includes contributions from experts from a wide array of disciplines, including criminology, history, law, sociology, psychology, political science, religious studies, and anthropology. They cover numerous case studies, including prominent ones such as Nazi Germany, Rwanda, and the former Yugoslavia, but also those that are relatively under researched and more recent, such as Sri Lanka and the Islamic State. These have been investigated through various research methods, including but not limited to, trial observations and interviews.