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NCJ Number: 217740 Find in a Library
Title: Study Skills for Criminology
Author(s): John Harrison; Mark Simpson; Olwen Harrison; Emma Martin
Date Published: 2005
Page Count: 208
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Publication Number: ISBN 1-4129-0323-8
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended for those who are contemplating a course in criminology or criminal justice, beginning a degree program, or preparing for exams, this book provides guidance on study skills and strategies that will achieve efficient and effective learning in these arenas of knowledge.
Abstract: The specific goals of this book are to raise the reader's awareness of the range of academic study skills necessary to achieve a degree in criminology, to provide guidance on the way in which the student may be assessed in these skills, and to offer advice on how the student can demonstrate skills in a way that will meet the needs of employers. The book does not deal in criminological debates, theoretical concerns, or criminal justice policy. Its objectives are to guide the reader in developing the skills needed to access this knowledge. The reader is guided in how to research a topic and collect data, how to present the data for assessment purposes, and how to use resources effectively. Also discussed are how to reference correctly, examination techniques, the development of skills that are transferable to future employment tasks, and the transition from education to work. Suggestions are offered for how to get the most out of one's college degree and the college experience. The four chapters of Part 1 provide a general portrait of what is involved in studying in a higher-education institution. Part 2 look more specifically at the study of criminology, as chapters address the nature of criminology and its implications for the development of skills in studying this field. Appended samples and examples, a listing of useful Web sites, a 74-item bibliography, and suggestions for further reading
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Criminal justice education; Higher education; Research methods; Students
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