The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice

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The Fifth Edition of The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice continues to provide complete coverage of the use and results of the contemporary methods employed in criminology and criminal justice research today.

Specifically designed for undergraduate and beginning graduate criminal justice courses and programs, this text teaches research design and techniques within the context of substantive criminology and criminal justice issues of interest to students who will become professionals in the field. Students learn about the wide realm of research methods available to them, delve deeper into topics relevant to their field of study, and benefit from the wide variety of exercises included that help them practice as they learn.

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“This is my primary text and because the book is both comprehensive and accessible I plan to continue to use it.”

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“The clear and concise writing of the material facilitates understanding. Reading this text is not an overwhelming task for my students.”

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“Ample examples of criminal justice research studies”

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“Most comprehensive research methods textbook in criminal justice and criminology”

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“Making research accessible to students (increasing their confidence)”

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“...It is more extensive than the previous books I used...I anticipate that students will find this text easy to understand.”

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“Thorough coverage of the topics...extensive use of learning and teaching aids (highlights, exercises and key term descriptions)”

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About the Author:

Ronet D. Bachman, PhD, worked as a statistician at the Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, before going back to an academic career; she is now a professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware. She is coauthor of Statistical Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice and coeditor of Explaining Criminals and Crime: Essays in Contemporary Criminal Theory. In addition, she is the author of Death and Violence on the Reservation and coauthor of Stress, Culture, and Aggression; Murder American Style; and Violence: The Enduring Problem; along with numerous articles and papers that examine the epidemiology and etiology of violence, with particular emphasis on women, the elderly, and minority populations as well as research examining desistance from crime. Her most recent federally funded research was a mixed-methods study that examined the long-term desistance trajectories of drug-involved offenders who were released from prison in 1990, followed from 1990 through 1995, and interviewed again in 2009.


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