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Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology
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Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Second Edition


April 2022 | 664 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology connects key concepts to real field research and practices using contemporary examples and recurring case studies throughout the book that demonstrate how concepts relate to students’ lives. Authors Callie M. Rennison and Timothy C. Hart introduce practical research strategies used in criminal justice to show students 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 students to become critical consumers and ethical producers of research. The Second Edition includes two new case studies woven throughout, and new expert profiles to highlight contemporary topics. Editable PowerPoint slides and a test bank are available to instructors at: https://edge.sagepub.com/rennison-research-methods-2e.
 
PART I: GETTING STARTED
 
Chapter 1: Why Study Research Methods?
 
PART II: SETTING THE STAGE FOR YOUR RESEARCH
 
Chapter 2: Identifying a Topic, a Purpose, and a Research Question
 
Chapter 3: Conducting a Literature Review
 
PART III: DESIGNING YOUR RESEARCH
 
Chapter 4: Concepts, Conceptualizations, Operationalizations, Measurements, Variables, and Data
 
Chapter 5: Sampling
 
PART IV: COLLECTING YOUR DATA
 
Chapter 6: Research Using Qualitative Data
 
Chapter 7: Survey Research
 
Chapter 8: Experimental Research
 
Chapter 9: Research Using Secondary Data
 
Chapter 10: GIS and Crime Mapping
 
Chapter 11: Evaluation Research
 
PART V: ANALYSIS, FINDINGS, AND WHERE TO GO FROM THERE
 
Chapter 12: Analysis and Findings
 
Chapter 13: Making Your Research Relevant
 
Chapter 14: Research Methods as a Career

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Great coverage of a variety of research methods topics used in criminal justice and criminology. The book is written in a way that is easy to follow and the examples demonstrate how to apply topics to research in the real world.

Professor Kristina Block
Criminal Justice & Criminology, Sam Houston State University
March 24, 2022

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ISBN: 9781071815359
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