Snapshots of Research: Readings in Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Richard D. Hartley
SAGE, Oct 20, 2010 - Education - 464 pages
Snapshots of Research: Readings in Criminology and Criminal Justice is a comprehensive, cutting-edge text that provides an introductory overview of the main research methods used in the fields of criminology and criminal justice. This text/reader offers a wide range of modern research examples, as well as several classic articles, including a broad range of readings from the four major branches of the criminal justice system—policing, courts/law, juvenile justice, and corrections—that are relevant to career paths students may be interested in pursuing.
 

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Contents

1 THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD AND THE RESEARCH PROCESS IN CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE
1
2 CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORY AND THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD
16
3 ETHICS IN THE RESEARCH PROCESS
60
4 CONCEPTUALIZATION AND MEASUREMENT
89
5 SAMPLING PROCEDURES
127
6 EXPERIMENTAL AND QUASIEXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH DESIGNS
182
7 SURVEY RESEARCH AND INTERVIEWS
219
8 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
267
9 UNOBTRUSIVE METHODS
312
10 MIXED METHODS RESEARCH
374
11 EVALUATION RESEARCH AND POLICY ANALYSIS
409
REFERENCES
442
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
445
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Richard D. Hartley is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He holds a Ph.D. from the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He teaches courses relating to criminal courts and the administration of justice as well as research methods and statistics. Dr. Hartley’s research interests include prosecutorial and judicial discretion, race/ethnicity and crime, and quantitative methods. He has been involved with a number of research projects analyzing sentencing outcomes, especially those for federal narcotics and immigration offenders. Some of his recent and forthcoming publications appear in Aggression and Violent Behavior, Crime and Delinquency, Criminal Justice Review, Journal of Criminal Justice, and Journal of Pediatrics.

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