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Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice : With Selected Readings (Paperback) (Ronet

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This textbook explains the fundamentals of research in criminology and criminal justice and illustrates them through recently published articles, as well as examples of key research questions in the field. Chapters cover the basic stages of research; conceptualization and measurement; sampling; causation and experiments; qualitative methods and data analysis; secondary data analysis, comparative methods, and content analysis; evaluation and policy analysis; mixing and comparing methods; and reporting research results. This edition has a new chapter on research ethics and philosophies, reorganized chapters to connect related techniques, new learning aids, new examples of research in all data collection chapters, new sections on recent developments in research methods, a revised survey methods chapter, an expanded section on crime mapping, a new section on big data, and updated chapters reflecting the use of the internet. It has updated examples, an increased focus on international research, and new boxes on research in the news. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

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