Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology

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A classic in its field, this best-selling book teaches general research methods using standard and contemporary examples of criminal justice and criminology research. Featuring both qualitative and quantitative studies, the author helps students develop fundamental research skills and acquaints them with the literature of the field. This edition features updated tables, figures and examples and includes new information on prison research, Internet resources and visual criminology. Some of these examples include:

  • Discussion of Zimbardo’s “Lucifer effect”
  • Controversies related to The Minerva Consortium and The Human Terrain System
  • Steffensmeier and Ullmer’s Confessions of a Dying Thief
  • The Scarlet M in corrections research
  • Resolution in the Iowa “Monster study” and more!

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Classic in its field, this best-selling text teaches general research methods using standard and contemporary examples of both qualitative and quantitative research in criminal justice and criminology.

Frank Hagan uses criminological and criminal justice studies to illustrate research methods, so students can become familiar with examples of research in the field as well as learn fundamental research skills.

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