Introduction to Criminal Justice Research Methods: An Applied Approach
Charles C Thomas Publisher, 2008 - Criminal justice, Administration of - 275 pages
Introduction to Criminal Justice Research Methods: An Applied Approach is a text designed to assist criminal justice students and practitioners to conduct research on problems and issues facing the criminal justice system. It is based upon the authors' collective experience as researchers and instructors in criminal justice research and policy analysis. The definitions and examples provided in the book will help students and practitioners to both comprehend research articles and reports and to conduct their own research. Each of the authors brings specific areas of expertise to this effort, and they are familiar with the research process and have worked together on several published studies. The text is designed for persons with little or no research background and provides real-world examples and clear definitions of terms and concepts. The text focuses upon policy and program analysis in the hope that accurate information will improve and reform criminal justice operations.