Basics of Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology

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Thomson/Wadsworth, 2006 - Law - 361 pages
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A brief text based on Maxfield/Babbie's best-selling, RESEARCH METHODS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIMINOLOGY, Fourth Edition, this "basics edition" combines accessibility and a conversational writing-style with Michael G. Maxfield's expertise in criminology and criminal justice. In just 12 chapters the text features criminal justice examples of methodology in the field and utilizes real data. This basics edition also includes coverage of ethics, causation, validity, and research design, especially in the discussion of field research.

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Michael G. Maxfield is Professor of Criminal Justice at John Jay College, City University of New York. He is the author of numerous articles and books on a variety of topics, including victimization, policing, homicide, community corrections, and long-term consequences of child abuse and neglect. Working with students and colleagues at the John Jay College Research and Evaluation Center, Professor Maxfield developed the evidence generation approach to applied justice research. He is editor of the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.

Earl R. Babbie graduated from Harvard University before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and began teaching shortly thereafter. Credited with defining research methods for the social sciences, Dr. Babbie has written several texts, including the bestselling THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH.

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