Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice

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SAGE, Feb 22, 2012 - Social Science - 326 pages
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Statistics for Criminal Justice is an introductory statistics text for undergraduate criminology and criminal justice majors. The topics and engaging presentation style are targeted to students who have a basic background in algebra but who have had little or no exposure to the study of statistics. The overarching goal for the book is to demonstrate to students both that statistics used in criminal justice can be enlightening and eye-opening and, secondly, that pre-conceived notions of their academic inadequacies coming into the course are false.
The content includes coverage of the fundamental areas in statistics, beginning with descriptive statistics, moving into probability and ending with regression. Emphasis is placed on balancing thoroughness with ease of understanding in order to show students the importance and relevance of statistics.
 

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Jacinta M. Gau received her Ph.D. from Washington State University in 2008. She is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida. Her work has appeared in journals such as Justice Quarterly, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Crime & Delinquency, Criminology & Public Policy, Police Quarterly, Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, the Journal of Criminal Justice, and the Journal of Criminal Justice Education. She is coauthor, with Drs. Travis Pratt and Travis Franklin, of the book Key Ideas in Criminology and Criminal Justice, published by SAGE. Additionally, she co-edits Race and Justice: An International Journal, published by SAGE, and is the production editor of Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, published by Taylor & Francis.

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