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Fundamentals of Criminological and Criminal Justice Inquiry

The Science and Art of Conducting, Evaluating, and Using Research

Authors

Daniel P. Mears, Florida State University, Joshua C. Cochran, University of Cincinnati

Description

How to think about, conduct, and evaluate research is fundamental to the study and understanding of criminology and criminal justice. Students take methods, statistics, theory, and topic-specific classes, but they struggle to integrate what they learn and to see how it fits within the broader field of criminology and criminal justice research. This book directly tackles this problem by helping students to develop a 'researcher sensibility', and demonstrates how the 'nuts and bolts' of criminal justice research - including research…

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Key features

  • Not merely a 'how to' of research, this book shows students how to analyze, evaluate and use research in their work
  • As well as research methods, the book aims to explain exactly when and why certain types of research are carried out and used
  • Aimed at practitioners and policymakers, who can learn how to use research to implement effective policy, and researchers who can learn how to develop research ideas that can be useful for practitioners and policymakers
  • Includes a succinct history and description of criminology and criminal justice as a field to give context to the history and current state of research in the field, along with examples to give further context

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