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Author Dantzker, Mark L., 1958-

Title Research methods for criminology and criminal justice : a primer / by M.L. Dantzker and Ronald D. Hunter.

Published Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann, [2000]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  364.072 DANT    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 267 pages ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. I. Purpose of Research. Ch. 1. Research: What, Why, and How. Ch. 2. Research Ethics -- Pt. II. Problem Formulation. Ch. 3. Getting Started. Ch. 4. The Language of Research -- Pt. III. Research Design. Ch. 5. Qualitative Research. Ch. 6. Quantitative Research. Ch. 7. Research Designs -- Pt. IV. Data Collection. Ch. 8. Questionnaire construction. Ch. 9. Sampling. Ch. 10. Data Collection -- Pt. V. Data Analysis. Ch. 11. Data processing and Analysis. Ch. 12. Inferential Statistics. Ch. 13. Writing the Research -- Pt. VI. Closure. Ch. 14. Summing Up.
Summary "Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice: A Primer meets the needs of criminal justice students by providing a clear yet simple approach to understanding social science research and its application to the criminal justice field. Dantzker and Hunter start each chapter with a hypothetical situation to show how research methods, requirements, and processes can be used in practical applications. The book offers examples of modern day issues such as the effectiveness of community-oriented policing, sentencing options for non-violent offenders, and alternatives to dealing with gangs, drugs, and teen alcohol abuse. The problems addressed are carried over into exercises, questions, and queries found at the end of each chapter in a manner that give credibility and realism to research for the would-be-criminal justice practitioner or future graduate student."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Hunter, Ronald D.
Subject Criminology -- Research -- Methodology.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Research -- Methodology.
ISBN 0750699515 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
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