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Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology, 6th Edition

Now even more accessible and student-friendly, the Sixth Edition of the market leading RESEARCH METHODS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIMINOLOGY combines the scholarship, accuracy, and conversational tone of Earl Babbie’s bestselling THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH with Mike Maxfield’s expertise in criminology and criminal justice. Providing the most comprehensive, authoritative introduction to criminal justice research available today, this edition continues its focus on getting students to DO research and is enhanced by new examples, research, applications, and built-in study tools. Throughout the book, Maxfield illustrates the rewards and challenges of research using examples of his own students’ research as well as examples from recent published studies.


Part I: AN INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE INQUIRY. 1. Crime, Criminal Justice, and Scientific Inquiry. 2. Theory and Criminal Justice Research. 3. Ethics and Criminal Justice Research. Part II: STRUCTURING CRIMINAL JUSTICE INQUIRY. 4. General Issues in Research Design. 5. Concepts, Operationalization, and Measurement. 6. Measuring Crime. 7. Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs. Part III: MODES OF OBSERVATION. 8. Overview of Data Collections and Sampling. 9. Survey Research and Other Ways of Asking Questions. 10. Field Research. 11. Agency Records, Content Analysis, and Secondary Data. Part IV: APPLICATION AND ANALYSIS. 12. Evaluation Research and Policy Analysis. 13. Interpreting Data. Glossary. Bibliography. Name Index. Subject Index. –This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Michael G. Maxfield is a professor of Criminal Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. He is the author of numerous articles and books on a variety of topics, including victimization, policing, homicide, community corrections, and long-term consequences of child abuse and neglect. Professor Maxfield is the editor of the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency and serves on the editorial boards of both the Journal of Quantitative Criminology and Criminal Justice: The International Journal of Policy and Practice.

Earl R. Babbie graduated from Harvard University before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and began teaching shortly thereafter. Credited with defining research methods for the social sciences, Dr. Babbie has written several texts, including the bestseller, THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH (Cengage).

Product Details :

  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 6 edition (June 21, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0495811696
  • ISBN-13: 978-0495811695
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 0.9 inches

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