Introductory Statistics for Criminal Justice and Criminology

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Author: Jon L. Proctor,Diane M. Badzinski

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 456

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The science of criminal justice has seen expansive growth over the past decade, and new standards have been set by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. This book makes statistical concepts digestible using Microsoft Excel, the software most likely to be used in the workplace, versus more sophisticated packages. Focuses on basic techniques, computations, and practical applications rather than on technical explanations and overly advanced techniques. Offers real and hypothetical examples throughout. Presents in each chapter a problem and solution that introduces the topic to be discussed, and defines and illustrates the relevant statistical procedures.An accessible reference for novices as well as criminal justice practitioners.

Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Author: Jacinta M. Gau

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506391761

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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An Introduction to Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Third Edition demonstrates how statistics is relevant to your life and future career by illustrating the logical connections between basic statistical concepts and their real-world implications in criminology and criminal justice. Written for students with a limited mathematical background, author Jacinta Gau eases any anxiety around statistics by simplifying the overarching goal of each statistical technique and providing step-by-step instructions for working through the formulas and numbers. You will use real data from the field to build a foundational knowledge of statistics, rather than merely memorizing key terms or formulas. New to the Third Edition NEW Thinking Critically feature encourages you to apply the concepts from the chapter to real-life scenarios, with open-ended questions that are designed to inspire you to think about the nuances of science, statistics, and their application to criminal justice. Additional illustrations and examples in every chapter keep you engaged with the content and offer ample opportunities for you to practice the techniques. New and updated data sets from a wide range of relevant sources, such as the NCVS and UCR, BJS, LEMAS, the Census of Jails, and much more have been incorporated to give you insights into the state of criminal justice research today. New research on critical topics encourages you to discuss changes happening in the field such as the Census of Jails, inmate-on-staff assaults in prisons, and homicide rates. Practicing Statistics Whiteboard Videos, available in SAGE edge, walk you through statistical calculations to reinforce key concepts.

Statistics for Criminal Justice and Criminology in Practice and Research

An Introduction

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Author: Jack Fitzgerald,Jerry Fitzgerald

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483315851

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

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Statistics for Criminal Justice and Criminology in Practice and Research—by Jack Fitzgerald and Jerry Fitzgerald—is an engaging and comprehensive introduction to the study of basic statistics for students pursuing careers as practitioners or researchers in both Criminal Justice and Criminology programs. This student-friendly text shows how to calculate a variety of descriptive and inferential statistics, recognize which statistics are appropriate for particular data analysis situations, and perform hypothesis tests using inferential statistics. But it is much more than a "cook book." It encourages readers to think critically about the strengths and limitations of the statistics they are calculating, as well as how they may be misapplied and misleading. Examples of statistics and statistical analyses are drawn from the worlds of the practitioner as well as the policymaker and researcher. Students will also gain a clear understanding of major ethical issues in conducting statistical analyses and reporting results, as well as insight into the realities of the life of researchers and practitioners as they use statistics and statistical analyses in their day-to-day activities.

Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Author: Ronet D. Bachman,Raymond Paternoster

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506326129

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Fourth Edition offers students a practical and comprehensive introduction to statistics and highlights the integral role research and statistics play in the study of criminology and criminal justice. Packed with real-world case studies and contemporary examples utilizing the most current crime data and empirical research available, students not only learn how to perform and understand statistical analyses, but also recognize the connection between statistical analyses use in everyday life and its importance to criminology and criminal justice. Written by two well-known experts in the field, Ronet D. Bachman and Raymond Paternoster continue to facilitate learning by presenting statistical formulas with step-by-step instructions for calculation. This “how to calculate and interpret statistics” approach avoids complicated proofs and discussions of statistical theory, without sacrificing statistical rigor. The Fourth Edition is replete with new examples exploring key issues in today’s world, motivating students to investigate research questions related to criminal justice and criminology with statistics and conduct research of their own along the way. Give your students the SAGE edge! SAGE edge offers a robust online environment featuring an impressive array of free tools and resources for review, study, and further exploration, keeping both instructors and students on the cutting edge of teaching and learning.

Understanding Statistics for the Social Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Criminology

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Author: Jeffery T. Walker,Sean Maddan

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449634036

Category: Law

Page: 300

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Designed for introductory-level statistics courses, Understanding Statistics for the Social Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Criminology presents the fundamentals of statistics in a clear and simplified format. This accessible text addresses all of the basics of statistical analysis while still providing the reader with the larger view of statistics. The authors focus on calculating the basic formulas yet preserve enough advanced material to prepare the student for further study. The book also provides information on deciding when to use particular statistical analyses, how to input and analyze data through programs such as Microsoft Excel and SPSS, the interpretation of statistical output, and making conclusions based on those results. The student-friendly and simplified presentation of Understanding Statistics makes it the ideal introductory statistics text and will provide readers with a strong foundation in statistics – conceptually and pragmatically. Understanding Statistics for the Social Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Criminology boasts a variety of in-text study aids, such as key terms, equation summaries, exercises, end-of-chapter references, and suggested readings, and an equation glossary; as well as a collection of online study tools housed on the dedicated student companion website. The student-friendly presentation of the material coupled with the rich variety of student and instructor resources make Understanding Statistics the ideal introductory statistics text for undergraduate students! Every new printed copy is packaged with full access to the student companion website featuring a a rich variety of study tools! (eBook version does not include access to the student companion website. Standalone access can be purchased here http://www.jblearning.com/catalog/9781449649234/) Student Resources: -Microsoft and Excel SPSS data sets -Companion website featuring: *interactive flashcards *interactive glossary *practice quiz (with answers) *student data sets, in Excel and SPSS, that correlate to the chapter material *weblinks

Statistical Concepts for Criminal Justice and Criminology

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Author: Franklin P. Williams

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780135130469

Category: Law

Page: 207

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This book is concept-based and focuses on the building blocks of statistical ideas. Covering the essential techniques—univariate tools, Chi-square, t-test, analysis of variance, and Pearson's r—in a simple conversational style, the text explains the concepts behind each technique and how results are interpreted. Its emphasis is on understanding over mathematical calculations, and its goal is to give students a grasp of the role of variance and error. A chapter on graphical statistics complements the normal quantitative approaches and each technique is set in the context of how it is used to answer research questions.

Simple Statistics

Applications in Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Author: Terance D. Miethe

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195330717

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Presents an introduction to statistics for students of criminology and criminal justice, covering such topics as data preparation, variation and dispersion, normal curve, parameter estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression, and multivariate analysis.

Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Author: Jeffery T. Walker,Sean Maddan

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449616305

Category: Law

Page: 594

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This updated Fourth Edition of Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice: Analysis and Interpretation provides students with a firm knowledge base in the theory and application of statistical analysis. It focuses on data collection, knowing which statistics to use with what data, how to interpret output of SPSS (an IBM company), explanations and demonstrations of statistical procedures, why procedures give the results they do, how to interpret the output of statistical analyses, and more. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Data Analysis for Criminal Justice and Criminology

Practice and Applications

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Author: Jerome B. McKean,Bryan Byers

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205274802

Category: Law

Page: 262

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Unique to the market, this user-friendly book offers a comprehensive introduction to data analysis in criminal justice and criminology. Ideal for readers with a limited math background, Data Analysis in Criminal Justice and Criminology offers a clear presentation of data analytic methodologies combined with examples, research, and exercises that foster active learning. Study questions and exercises throughout encourage readers to apply data analytic knowledge and skills, serving to engage student interest while preparing them for careers as practitioners. In addition, real-world examples of research studies show practical applications of text material, helping students to understand the relevance of statistics in criminal justice and criminology. For anyone interested in data analysis in criminology.

Understanding Statistics for the Social Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Criminology

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Author: Jeffery T. Walker,Sean Maddan

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9781449649227

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

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Designed For Introductory-Level Statistics Courses, Understanding Statistics For The Social Sciences, Criminal Justice, And Criminology Presents The Fundamentals Of Statistics In A Clear And Simplified Format. This Accessible Text Addresses All Of The Basics Of Statistical Analysis While Still Providing The Reader With The Larger View Of Statistics. The Authors Focus On Calculating The Basic Formulas Yet Preserve Enough Advanced Material To Prepare The Student For Further Study. The Book Also Provides Information On Deciding When To Use Particular Statistical Analyses, How To Input And Analyze Data Through Programs Such As Microsoft Excel And SPSS, The Interpretation Of Statistical Output, And Making Conclusions Based On Those Results. The Student-Friendly And Simplified Presentation Of Understanding Statistics Makes It The Ideal Introductory Statistics Text And Will Provide Readers With A Strong Foundation In Statistics – Conceptually And Pragmatically. Understanding Statistics For The Social Sciences, Criminal Justice, And Criminology Boasts A Variety Of In-Text Study Aids, Such As Key Terms, Equation Summaries, Exercises, End-Of-Chapter References, And Suggested Readings, And An Equation Glossary; As Well As A Collection Of Online Study Tools Housed On The Dedicated Student Companion Website. The Student-Friendly Presentation Of The Material Coupled With The Rich Variety Of Student And Instructor Resources Make Understanding Statistics The Ideal Introductory Statistics Text For Undergraduate Students! Every New Printed Copy Is Packaged With Full Access To The Student Companion Website Featuring A A Rich Variety Of Study Tools! (Ebook Version Does Not Include Access To The Student Companion Website. Standalone Access Can Be Purchased Here Http: //Www.Jblearning.Com/Catalog/9781449649234/) Student Resources: -Microsoft And Excel SPSS Data Sets -Companion Website Featuring: *Interactive Flashcards *Interactive Glossary *Practice Quiz (With Answers) *Student Data Sets, In Excel And SPSS, That Correlate To The Chapter Material *Weblinks

Introductory Criminal Justice Statistics and Data Analysis

Second Edition

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Author: Irina R. Soderstrom,Kristie R. Blevins

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478631155

Category: Social Science

Page: 273

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The latest edition of this user-friendly statistics and data analysis text is enriched by updated material and the successful teaching and research experiences of the lead author and new coauthor, Kristie Blevins. Their goal is to help students understand the logic of statistical reasoning and expose them to a variety of research situations in the context of criminal justice. The authors present basic statistical principles and practices on which students build knowledge and data analysis skills. Both mathematical procedures and guidelines for using SPSS to manipulate information are included. Straightforward explanations and meaningful examples strengthen the concepts for those seeking a solid foundation for conducting scientific research and learning how to interpret and write up results. Multiple-choice questions and SPSS project assignments reinforce how statistical knowledge can be applied to the field of criminal justice. Introductory Criminal Justice Statistics and Data Analysis is an essential tool for criminal justice departments and programs wishing to build strong quantitative components in their curricula.

Statistics for Criminal Justice and Criminology

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Author: Dean J. Champion,Richard D. Hartley

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0133003191

Category: Law

Page: 552

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Using a non-technical approach, this book covers the full range of statistics topics–from descriptive statistical techniques to tests of significance and measures of association for two- and k- variable combinations for different measurement levels, multiple regression and multivariate analysis, collinearity, ordinary least squares regression, part and partial correlation, error, parsimony, and robustness. Chapters are filled with examples and illustrations from contemporary criminal justice and criminology literature with an emphasis on how statistics fits into the research process and how causality is established. This edition devotes a full chapter to SPSS, includes interpretive statistical tables with explanatory headnotes and footnotes, and offers step-by-step formulae to heighten the meaningfulness of statistics for criminal justice and social science majors.

Statistical Analysis in Criminal Justice and Criminology

A User's Guide

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Author: Gennaro F. Vito,Michael B. Blankenship,Julie C. Kunselman

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

ISBN: 9781577665243

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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"Statistics provide information about the nature of crime and exactly which factors should be addressed in the attempt to minimize its occurrence. Statistical analysis has far-reaching effects at all levels of the criminal justice system - from patrol officers to precinct captains to criminal courts to the Department of Justice. With the skills needed to detect and interpret statistical data criminal justice professionals can assess whether current practices are working and change the ones that aren't." "Written for undergraduates with little or no background in statistics, this text clearly explains how to use statistical tools to organize and interpret data and then to reach conclusions based on statistical analysis. The authors draw from their longtime classroom experiences to present difficult concepts in an understandable way. They avoid a comprehensive approach common to many statistics texts and instead focus on statistical tools typically used in the social sciences."--BOOK JACKET.

Statistics in Criminal Justice

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Author: David Weisburd,Chester Britt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387341129

Category: Social Science

Page: 674

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NEW AND REVISED THIRD EDITION This book introduces basic statistics and statistical concepts, with each chapter building in sophistication to prepare for the concepts that follow. Emphasizing comprehension and interpretation over computation, the book still takes a serious approach to statistics, tailored to the real world of crime and justice. The updated and expanded 3rd edition includes additional chapter-end exercises; expanded computer exercises that can be performed in the Student Version of SPSS; extended discussion of multivariate regression models, including interaction and non-linear effects; a new chapter on multinomial and ordinal logistic regression models, designed for comprehension and interpretation; and new material on multivariate regression models. "One course that students always put off until they are nearing the completion of their degree requirements is statistics. The fear is that the material is either too difficult or the book doesn’t make sense. Although as teachers we can do little about the former, we can do much about the latter, and Weisburd and Britt have done just that. Statistics in Criminal Justice is precisely the book I wish I learned statistics with when I was a student. It presents readers with the basic tools needed to be a consumer and user of criminal justice research, includes many examples spanning a wide range of criminal justice/criminological topics, and the end-of-chapter study questions and computer exercises reinforce key concepts. To the authors’ credit, this text goes even farther by introducing the reader to more advanced forms of regression-based analyses. As such, the book can and should be read by undergraduate students starting off in higher education, graduate students embarking on their academic careers, and even seasoned faculty who every now and again need to recall a formula or brush up on some matters. After reading Statistics in Criminal Justice, I am sure you will join me in thanking these two first-rate scholars for taking the time to teach us statistics in an enjoyable and effective manner." -Alex R. Piquero, Presidential Scholar & Professor, University of Maryland-College Park

Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology

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Author: Michael G. Maxfield,Earl R. Babbie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337091820

Category: Education

Page: 496

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Featuring real-world examples throughout and comprehensive coverage of quantitative and qualitative methods, the market-leading RESEARCH METHODS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIMINOLOGY combines the scholarship, accuracy, and conversational tone of Earl Babbie's best-selling 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 -- and enhanced by new examples, research, applications, and built-in study tools -- the eighth edition continues its focus on getting students to DO research. Updates include the latest techniques and technologies for sampling and surveys as well as current methods in content analysis and secondary data analysis. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Criminology

Why Do They Do It?

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Author: Pamela J. Schram,Stephen G. Tibbetts

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506347576

Category: Social Science

Page: 616

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Introduction to Criminology, Why Do They Do It?, Second Edition, by Pamela J. Schram Stephen G. Tibbetts, offers a contemporary and integrated discussion of the key theories that help us understand crime in the 21st century. With a focus on why offenders commit crimes, this bestseller skillfully engages students with real-world cases and examples to help students explore the fundamentals of criminology. To better align with how instructors actually teach this course, coverage of violent and property crimes has been integrated into the theory chapters, so students can clearly understand the application of theory to criminal behavior. Unlike other introductory criminology textbooks, the Second Edition discusses issues of diversity in each chapter and covers many contemporary topics that are not well represented in other texts, such as feminist criminology, cybercrime, hate crimes, white-collar crime, homeland security, and identity theft. Transnational comparisons regarding crime rates and the methods other countries use to deal with crime make this edition the most universal to date and a perfect companion for those wanting to learn about criminology in context.

Policing and Criminal Justice

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Author: Christopher Blake,Barrie Sheldon,Peter Williams

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 0857255711

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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This text provides an accessible and up-to-date introduction to criminal justice for all those undertaking degrees and foundation degrees in policing. It will also be relevant to degree courses in criminology and criminal justice. The book provides a holistic overview of the Criminal Justice System (CJS) and an exploration of the roles of key players within the system and how the police interact with these organisations. It examines some of the principles that underpin the 'modernisation' of the police, in particular how the police service collaborates with partner agencies and the rationale associated with the Change Agenda.

Elementary Statistics in Criminal Justice Research

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Author: James Alan Fox,Jack Levin,David Robert Forde

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132987301

Category: Law

Page: 370

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An accessible introduction to statistics in the criminal justice field. Elementary Statistics in Criminal Justice Research, Fourth Edition, provides an introduction to statistics for students in criminal justice and criminology. Created specifically for students who many not have strong backgrounds in mathematics, the text focuses primarily on the statistical theories and methods that criminal justice students need to understand. This text was adapted from the best-selling Elementary Statistics in Social Research, and provides broad and accessible coverage that will appeal to students and instructors alike.

Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology

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Author: Frank E. Hagan

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134558912

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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For courses in Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology Teaches research fundamentals with a grounded, real-world approach Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology, Tenth Edition, teaches contemporary research methods using examples of real criminological and criminal justice studies to illustrate concepts and techniques. Hagan's best-selling approach familiarizes students with examples of research in the field as they learn fundamental research skills. The text emphasizes sources and resources of classic and contemporary research in the field and helps students and professionals better understand the extensive diversity of research available and in progress in criminal justice. The logical organization carries students through the sequence of the research process, but is flexible enough to allow instructors to customize the text to suit their courses. The Tenth Edition brings the text up to date with the most recent developments and research in the field.

Understanding and Using Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Author: Anthony Walsh

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199364466

Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Page: 400

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Understanding and Using Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice shows students how to critically examine the use and interpretation of statistics, covering not only the basics but also the essential probabilistic statistics that students will need in their future careers. Taking a conceptual approach, this unique text introduces students to the mindset of statistical thinking. It presents formulas in a step-by-step manner; explains the techniques using detailed, real-world examples; and encourages students to become insightful consumers of research. FEATURES * Assumes minimal knowledge of math and is accessible to students at all levels * Incorporates examples from real journals, showing how statistics are used in practice * Explains the purpose of hypothesis testing more clearly than any other text, clarifying the concept of probability and its relationship to statistics * Call-out boxes provide more in-depth explanations of concepts