Understanding and Using Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Anthony Walsh

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199364466

Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Page: 400

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Understanding and Using Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice shows students how to critically examine the use and interpretation of statistics, covering not only the basics but also the essential probabilistic statistics that students will need in their future careers. Taking a conceptual approach, this unique text introduces students to the mindset of statistical thinking. It presents formulas in a step-by-step manner; explains the techniques using detailed, real-world examples; and encourages students to become insightful consumers of research. FEATURES * Assumes minimal knowledge of math and is accessible to students at all levels * Incorporates examples from real journals, showing how statistics are used in practice * Explains the purpose of hypothesis testing more clearly than any other text, clarifying the concept of probability and its relationship to statistics * Call-out boxes provide more in-depth explanations of concepts
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Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Jacinta M. Gau

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412991277

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

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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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Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Ronet D. Bachman,Raymond Paternoster

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506326129

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Fourth Edition offers students a practical and comprehensive introduction to statistics and highlights the integral role research and statistics play in the study of criminology and criminal justice. Packed with real-world case studies and contemporary examples utilizing the most current crime data and empirical research available, students not only learn how to perform and understand statistical analyses, but also recognize the connection between statistical analyses use in everyday life and its importance to criminology and criminal justice. Written by two well-known experts in the field, Ronet D. Bachman and Raymond Paternoster continue to facilitate learning by presenting statistical formulas with step-by-step instructions for calculation. This “how to calculate and interpret statistics” approach avoids complicated proofs and discussions of statistical theory, without sacrificing statistical rigor. The Fourth Edition is replete with new examples exploring key issues in today’s world, motivating students to investigate research questions related to criminal justice and criminology with statistics and conduct research of their own along the way. Give your students the SAGE edge! SAGE edge offers a robust online environment featuring an impressive array of free tools and resources for review, study, and further exploration, keeping both instructors and students on the cutting edge of teaching and learning.
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Understanding Statistics for the Social Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Criminology

Author: Jeffery T. Walker,Sean Maddan

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449634036

Category: Law

Page: 300

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Designed for introductory-level statistics courses, Understanding Statistics for the Social Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Criminology presents the fundamentals of statistics in a clear and simplified format. This accessible text addresses all of the basics of statistical analysis while still providing the reader with the larger view of statistics. The authors focus on calculating the basic formulas yet preserve enough advanced material to prepare the student for further study. The book also provides information on deciding when to use particular statistical analyses, how to input and analyze data through programs such as Microsoft Excel and SPSS, the interpretation of statistical output, and making conclusions based on those results. The student-friendly and simplified presentation of Understanding Statistics makes it the ideal introductory statistics text and will provide readers with a strong foundation in statistics – conceptually and pragmatically. Understanding Statistics for the Social Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Criminology boasts a variety of in-text study aids, such as key terms, equation summaries, exercises, end-of-chapter references, and suggested readings, and an equation glossary; as well as a collection of online study tools housed on the dedicated student companion website. The student-friendly presentation of the material coupled with the rich variety of student and instructor resources make Understanding Statistics the ideal introductory statistics text for undergraduate students! Every new printed copy is packaged with full access to the student companion website featuring a a rich variety of study tools! (eBook version does not include access to the student companion website. Standalone access can be purchased here http://www.jblearning.com/catalog/9781449649234/) Student Resources: -Microsoft and Excel SPSS data sets -Companion website featuring: *interactive flashcards *interactive glossary *practice quiz (with answers) *student data sets, in Excel and SPSS, that correlate to the chapter material *weblinks
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Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Jeffery T. Walker,Sean Maddan

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449616305

Category: Law

Page: 594

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This updated Fourth Edition of Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice: Analysis and Interpretation provides students with a firm knowledge base in the theory and application of statistical analysis. It focuses on data collection, knowing which statistics to use with what data, how to interpret output of SPSS (an IBM company), explanations and demonstrations of statistical procedures, why procedures give the results they do, how to interpret the output of statistical analyses, and more. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
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Essentials of Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Raymond Paternoster,Ronet D. Bachman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506377157

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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Essentials of Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice helps students understand the vital role that research and statistics play in the study of criminology and criminal justice by showing them how to conduct and interpret statistics in real-world settings with a step-by-step approach to solving problems. This practical, applied approach offers students the fundamentals of descriptive and inferential statistics in a concise and easy-to-understand format—avoiding complicated proofs and discussions of statistical theory. The examples and case studies provide relevant examples for criminology and criminal justice students, and deal with contemporary issues related to crime, corrections, police, and the judicial system. Students will not only learn about the “how to” in statistics, but they will also recognize its importance in today’s criminal justice system.
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Statistics for Criminal Justice and Criminology in Practice and Research

An Introduction

Author: Jack Fitzgerald,Jerry Fitzgerald

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483315851

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

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Statistics for Criminal Justice and Criminology in Practice and Research—by Jack Fitzgerald and Jerry Fitzgerald—is an engaging and comprehensive introduction to the study of basic statistics for students pursuing careers as practitioners or researchers in both Criminal Justice and Criminology programs. This student-friendly text shows how to calculate a variety of descriptive and inferential statistics, recognize which statistics are appropriate for particular data analysis situations, and perform hypothesis tests using inferential statistics. But it is much more than a "cook book." It encourages readers to think critically about the strengths and limitations of the statistics they are calculating, as well as how they may be misapplied and misleading. Examples of statistics and statistical analyses are drawn from the worlds of the practitioner as well as the policymaker and researcher. Students will also gain a clear understanding of major ethical issues in conducting statistical analyses and reporting results, as well as insight into the realities of the life of researchers and practitioners as they use statistics and statistical analyses in their day-to-day activities.
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Statistical Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Ronet Bachman,Raymond Paternoster

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crime and criminals

Page: 704

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This book is appropriate for introductory and intermediate criminology and CJ statistics classes. It is the only statistics book on the market that specifically focusses on statistics in criminology and criminal justice. The authors have made the text accessible to students through their exceptional writing style and by: using CJ/criminology data, material relevant and interesting to students, to illustrate statistical procedures and operations; breaking down complex statistical formulas into easy to understand steps; describing the major rules of probability very simply with clear examples and illustrations; including a detailed glossary of key statistical terms; and providing a detailed review of basic mathematics in an appendix.
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Statistics in Criminal Justice

Author: David Weisburd,Chester Britt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461491703

Category: Social Science

Page: 783

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Statistics in Criminal Justice takes an approach that emphasizes the application and interpretation of statistics in research in crime and justice. This text is meant for both students and researchers who want to gain a basic understanding of common statistical methods used in this field. In general, the text relies on a building-block approach, meaning that each chapter helps to prepare the student for the chapters that follow. It also means that the level of sophistication of the text increases as the text progresses. Throughout the text there is an emphasis on comprehension and interpretation, rather than computation. However, as the statistical methods discussed become more complex and demanding to compute, there is increasing use and integration of statistical software. This approach is meant to provide the reader with an accessible, yet sophisticated understanding of statistics that can be used to examine real-life criminal justice problems with popular statistical software programs. The primary goal of the text is to give students and researchers a basic understanding of statistical concepts and methods that will leave them with the confidence and the tools for tackling more complex problems on their own. New to the 4th Edition · New chapter on experimental design and the analysis of experimental data. · New chapter on multi-level models, including growth-curve models. · New computer exercises throughout the text to illustrate the use of both SPSS and Stata. · Revision of exercises at the end of each chapter that places greater emphasis on using statistical software. · Additional resources on the text’s web site for instructors and students, including answers to selected problems, syntax for replicating text examples in SPSS and Stata, and other materials that can be used to supplement the use of the text.
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The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Ronet D. Bachman,Russell K. Schutt

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506306837

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Sixth Edition continues to demonstrate the vital role research plays by integrating in-depth, real-world case studies with a comprehensive discussion of research methods. By pairing research techniques with practical examples from the field, Ronet D. Bachman and Russell K. Schutt equip students to evaluate and conduct research. Covering research findings from critical areas in criminal justice, such as police use of force, cybercrime, and race, this text helps students understand the importance of research, not just the process. The Sixth Edition of this best-selling text retains the strengths of previous editions while breaking ground with emergent research methods, enhanced tools for learning in the text and online, and contemporary, fascinating research findings. Students engage with the wide realm of new research methods available to them, delve deeper into topics relevant to their field of study, and benefit from the wide variety of new exercises to help them practice as they learn.
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Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Ronet D. Bachman,Russell K. Schutt

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506359566

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Fourth Edition introduces students to the multifaceted subject of research methods and shows them why research is important in the field of criminology and criminal justice. This brief version of Ronet Bachman and Russell K. Schutt’s successful textbook (The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice) simplifies complex concepts with real-world research examples found in everyday experiences in the criminology and criminal justice professions. The thoroughly updated Fourth Edition of this bestseller reflects the most recent developments in research methods, including the use of big data, increased coverage of crime mapping, evidence-based and web-based research, along with the most current research examples impacting the field. This is an excellent introductory text for undergraduate research courses, and is ideal for students who want to understand how and why criminal justice research is done to become critical consumers of research.
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Key Ideas in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Travis C. Pratt,Jacinta M. Gau,Travis W. Franklin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141297013X

Category: Law

Page: 189

View: 8572

By focusing on key ideas in both criminology and criminal justice, this book brings a new and unique perspective to understanding critical research in criminology and criminal justice -- heretofore, the practice has been to separate criminology and criminal justice. However, given their interconnected nature, this book brings both together cohesively. In going beyond simply identifying and discussing key contributions and their effects by giving students a broader socio-political context for each key idea, this book concretely conceptualizes the key ideas in ways that students will remember and understand.
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Data Analysis for Criminal Justice and Criminology

Practice and Applications

Author: Jerome B. McKean,Bryan Byers

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205274802

Category: Law

Page: 262

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Unique to the market, this user-friendly book offers a comprehensive introduction to data analysis in criminal justice and criminology. Ideal for readers with a limited math background, Data Analysis in Criminal Justice and Criminology offers a clear presentation of data analytic methodologies combined with examples, research, and exercises that foster active learning. Study questions and exercises throughout encourage readers to apply data analytic knowledge and skills, serving to engage student interest while preparing them for careers as practitioners. In addition, real-world examples of research studies show practical applications of text material, helping students to understand the relevance of statistics in criminal justice and criminology. For anyone interested in data analysis in criminology.
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Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Dantzker,Ronald D. Hunter,Susan T. Quinn

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284113019

Category: Medical

Page: 258

View: 9395

Ideal for undergraduate or graduate-level courses, Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Fourth Edition introduces students to the functions of criminal justice research including basic ideas behind scientific theory, research language, and research design.
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Local and Regional Government Information

How to Find It, how to Use it

Author: Mary Martin

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573564120

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

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This unique, timesaving guide offers strategies for locating local and regional government information.
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Statistical Analysis in Criminal Justice and Criminology

A User's Guide

Author: Gennaro F. Vito,Michael B. Blankenship,Julie C. Kunselman

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

ISBN: 9781577665243

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 3023

"Statistics provide information about the nature of crime and exactly which factors should be addressed in the attempt to minimize its occurrence. Statistical analysis has far-reaching effects at all levels of the criminal justice system - from patrol officers to precinct captains to criminal courts to the Department of Justice. With the skills needed to detect and interpret statistical data criminal justice professionals can assess whether current practices are working and change the ones that aren't." "Written for undergraduates with little or no background in statistics, this text clearly explains how to use statistical tools to organize and interpret data and then to reach conclusions based on statistical analysis. The authors draw from their longtime classroom experiences to present difficult concepts in an understandable way. They avoid a comprehensive approach common to many statistics texts and instead focus on statistical tools typically used in the social sciences."--BOOK JACKET.
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Research Strategies for Secondary Data

A Perspective for Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Marc Riedel

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452247234

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 6325

This book describes and explains approaches to the evaluation and analysis of secondary data in criminological research. The book focuses on secondary data originating in surveys, information collected by organizations, and data sets available from archives. Although the techniques described are common to the social sciences, the examples and applications are specific to criminology and criminal justice.
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Statistics for Criminal Justice and Criminology

Author: Dean J. Champion,Richard D. Hartley

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780136135852

Category: Law

Page: 519

View: 3885

Using a non-technical approach, this book covers the full range of statistics topics-from descriptive statistical techniques to tests of significance and measures of association for two- and k- variable combinations for different measurement levels, multiple regression and multivariate analysis, collinearity, ordinary least squares regression, part and partial correlation, error, parsimony, and robustness. Chapters are filled with examples and illustrations from contemporary criminal justice and criminology literature with an emphasis on how statistics fits into the research process and how causality is established. This edition devotes a full chapter to SPSS, includes interpretive statistical tables with explanatory headnotes and footnotes, and offers step-by-step formulae to heighten the meaningfulness of statistics for criminal justice and social science majors.
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Statistical Concepts for Criminal Justice and Criminology

Author: Franklin P. Williams

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780135130469

Category: Law

Page: 207

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This book is concept-based and focuses on the building blocks of statistical ideas. Covering the essential techniques—univariate tools, Chi-square, t-test, analysis of variance, and Pearson's r—in a simple conversational style, the text explains the concepts behind each technique and how results are interpreted. Its emphasis is on understanding over mathematical calculations, and its goal is to give students a grasp of the role of variance and error. A chapter on graphical statistics complements the normal quantitative approaches and each technique is set in the context of how it is used to answer research questions.
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Forensic Criminology

Author: Andy Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136233989

Category: Social Science

Page: 454

View: 8139

This text provides an examination of the aetiological development of forensic criminology in the UK. It links the subjects of scientific criminology, criminal investigations, crime scene investigation, forensic science and the legal system and it provides an introduction to the important processes that take place between the crime scene and the courtroom. These processes help identify, define and label the ‘criminal’ and are crucial for understanding any form of crime within society. The book includes sections on: • the epistemological and ontological philosophies of the natural sciences; • the birth of scientific criminology and its search for the criminal ‘body’; • the development of early forms of forensic science and crime scene investigation; • investigating crime; • information, material and evidence; • crime analysis and crime mapping; • scientific support and crime scene examination; and • forensic science and detection methods and forensics in the courtroom. The text combines coverage of historical research and contemporary criminal justice processes and provides an introduction to the most common forensic practices, procedures and uses that enable the identification and successful prosecution of criminals. Forensic Criminology is essential for students of criminology, criminal justice, criminal investigations and crime science. It is also useful to those criminal justice practitioners wishing to gain a more in-depth understanding of the links between criminology, criminal investigations and forensics techniques.
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