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Experimental Criminology
Prospects for Advancing Science and Public Policy

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Philip J. Cook, Brandon C. Welsh, Anthony A. Braga, Gerben J. N. Bruinsma, Jean Marie McGloin, Kyle J. Thomas, Adrian Raine, Michael Rocque, Christopher J. Sullivan, Maud van Bavel, Henk Elfers, David P. Farrington, Charlotte E. Gill, David Weisburd, Doris Layton MacKenzie, Janani Umamaheswar, Li-Chen Lin, Emily G. Owens, Jens Ludwig, Peter H. van der Laan, Meghan E. Hollis
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  • Date Published: September 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107614130

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  • Experimental criminology is a part of a larger and increasingly expanding scientific research and evidence-based movement in social policy. The essays in this volume report on new and innovative contributions that experimental criminology is making to basic scientific knowledge and public policy. Contributors explore cutting-edge experimental and quasi-experimental methods and their application to important and topical issues in criminology and criminal justice, including neurological predictors of violence, peer influence on delinquency, routine activities and capable guardianship, early childhood prevention programs, hot spots policing, and correctional treatment for juvenile and adult offenders. It is the first book to examine the full scope of experimental criminology, from experimental tests – in the field and in the laboratory – of criminological theories and concepts to experimental and quasi-experimental evaluations of crime prevention and criminal justice interventions.

    • Reports on new and innovative scholarly contributions that experimental criminology is making to basic scientific knowledge and public policy
    • Brings together leading scholars from criminology, economics and public policy
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    "Editors Welsh, Braga and Bruinsma bring readers an excellent collection of writings that justify, and strongly advocate for, the use of scientific method in criminology … This comprehensive and very well-organized work would be an excellent volume for academic use in research methods courses in criminology; it would also clearly illustrate the complexities of crime policy for the policy maker. Summing up: highly recommended."
    F. E. Knowles, Choice

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    • Date Published: September 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107614130
    • length: 321 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 7 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • contains: 15 b/w illus. 21 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword Philip J. Cook
    Preface
    1. Experimenting with crime and criminal justice Brandon C. Welsh, Anthony A. Braga and Gerben J. N. Bruinsma
    Part I. Experimenting with Crime:
    2. Experimental tests of criminological theory Jean Marie McGloin and Kyle J. Thomas
    3. Experimental neurocriminology: etiology and treatment Adrian Raine, Michael Rocque and Brandon C. Welsh
    4. Computer simulation experiments and the development of criminological theory Christopher J. Sullivan
    5. Experiments in guardianship research Maud van Bavel and Henk Elfers
    Part II. Experimenting with Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice:
    6. Randomized experiments in criminology: what has been learned from long-term follow-ups? David P. Farrington and Brandon C. Welsh
    7. Increasing equivalence in small sample place-based experiments: taking advantage of block randomization methods Charlotte E. Gill and David Weisburd
    8. Multisite randomized trials in criminology Doris Layton MacKenzie, Janani Umamaheswar and Li-Chen Lin
    9. Using regression discontinuity designs in crime research Emily G. Owens and Jens Ludwig
    10. Quasi-experimentation when random assignment is not possible: observations from practical experiences in the field Anthony A. Braga
    11. Systematic reviews and cost-benefit analyses: toward evidence-based crime policy Brandon C. Welsh, Peter H. van der Laan and Meghan E. Hollis
    Part III. Assessing Research Evidence and Future Directions:
    11. Systematic reviews and cost-benefit analyses: toward evidence-based crime policy Brandon C. Welsh, Peter H. van der Laan and Meghan E. Hollis
    12. Integrating experimental and observational methods to improve criminology and criminal justice policy Anthony A. Braga, Brandon C. Welsh and Gerben J. N. Bruinsma.

  • Editors

    Brandon C. Welsh, Northeastern University
    Brandon C. Welsh is a Professor of Criminology at Northeastern University and a Senior Research Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement.

    Anthony A. Braga, Rutgers University, New Jersey
    Anthony A. Braga is Don M. Gottfredson Professor of Evidence-Based Criminology at Rutgers University and a Senior Research Fellow in the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management at Harvard University.

    Gerben J. N. Bruinsma, Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement
    Gerben J. N. Bruinsma is Director of the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement and a Professor of Environmental Criminology at VU University in Amsterdam.

    Contributors

    Philip J. Cook, Brandon C. Welsh, Anthony A. Braga, Gerben J. N. Bruinsma, Jean Marie McGloin, Kyle J. Thomas, Adrian Raine, Michael Rocque, Christopher J. Sullivan, Maud van Bavel, Henk Elfers, David P. Farrington, Charlotte E. Gill, David Weisburd, Doris Layton MacKenzie, Janani Umamaheswar, Li-Chen Lin, Emily G. Owens, Jens Ludwig, Peter H. van der Laan, Meghan E. Hollis

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