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NCJ Number: 200493 Find in a Library
Title: Readings for Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Editor(s): M. L. Dantzker Ph.D.
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 191
Sponsoring Agency: Butterworth-Heinemann
Woburn, MA 01801-2041
Publication Number: ISBN 0-7506-7000-2
Sale Source: Butterworth-Heinemann
225 Wildwood Ave
Woburn, MA 01801-2041
United States of America
Type: Collected Work
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book presents a variety of methodological techniques that can be employed by researchers of criminology and criminal justice.
Abstract: The first article looks at community policing from a firsthand perspective. The second article explores the variable social disorganization using telephone surveys and a random sample and demonstrates the process and means of identifying the dimensions of this variable. The third article explores what students think of policing and whether a class in policing changes their perceptions. The fourth article surveys a sample of police and correctional personnel in an effort to obtain perceptions of the human/cultural diversity training required by the State of Florida. The fifth article offers survey research among a sample of women within the confines of the prison setting on the connection between drugs and crime among women. In the sixth article, the author views violent crime through a survey of citizens. Correctional officers’ attitudes are explored in the seventh article. A case study in the eighth article includes questionnaire and research questions revolving around an option to police agencies that could be a future trend for providing service to citizens. In the ninth article, the author uses secondary data to examine women as organized criminals. The use of secondary data to research a subject is supported in the study of Federal asset forfeiture in the tenth article. The eleventh article provides a good example of how to conduct qualitative research using interviewing and snowball and convenience sampling, and offers insights into the difficulty of conducting any kind of research.
Main Term(s): Criminal justice research; Research methods
Index Term(s): Corrections research; Decisionmaking; Inmates as research subjects; Police research; Research; Research uses in policymaking; Testing and measurement
Note: For related chapters see NCJ-200494-500.
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