Simple Statistics

Applications in Criminology and Criminal Justice


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 Criminal Justice


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

Statistical applications in criminal justice


Author: Gennaro F. Vito,Edward J. Latessa

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc


Category: Law

Page: 113

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Statistical Applications in Criminal Justice introduces basic statistical concepts in a "cookbook" approach to guide math-scared students to an understanding of the utility and value of statistical analysis. Using examples drawn entirely from law and criminal justice research, the authors provide a user-friendly text for undergraduate and statistically naive graduate students of criminal justice. Vito and Latessa begin with an introduction to simple mathematical notation and proceed into a discussion of the theoretical bases of statistics--with particular attention paid to probability, sampling, and hypothesis testing. Once the student has developed a firm mastery of these basic tools, the authors present some basic statistical techniques commonly used in criminal justice research--t-tests, correlations, simple regression, ANOVA, and measures of association. Sample problems are provided to assist the student step-by-step through the application of these techniques. Uniquely written for criminal justice students, this book would be an appropriate supplement to accompany a longer research methods or statistics text. In addition, professionals who wish to brush up on their skills would find its self-teaching features useful.

Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice


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.

Statistics for Criminal Justice and Criminology in Practice and Research

An Introduction


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.

Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice: A Primer


Author: Mark L. Dantzker,Ronald D. Hunter

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763736156

Category: Law

Page: 237

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Research should be enjoyable, whether it is a college student completing a project for a degree or a professor meeting requirements or expectations associated with his or her position. Learning the basics for conducting research is the first step. This text is a reader-friendly primer that has as its strength the facility to positively and gently ease the reader into the task of conducting research.

Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice


Author: Mark L. Dantzker,Ronald D. Hunter

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763777323

Category: Law

Page: 246

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Ideal for allied health and pre-nursing students, Alcamos Fundamentals of Microbiology, Body Systems Edition, retains the engaging, student-friendly style and active learning approach for which award-winning author and educator Jeffrey Pommerville is known. It presents diseases, complete with new content on recent discoveries, in a manner that is directly applicable to students and organized by body system. A captivating art program, learning design format, and numerous case studies draw students into the text and make them eager to learn more about the fascinating world of microbiology.

Basics of Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology


Author: Michael G. Maxfield

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305465474

Category: Education

Page: 368

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A concise, streamlined paperback that reflects the latest developments from the field, BASICS OF RESEARCH METHODS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIMINOLOGY, Fourth Edition combines accessibility and a conversational writing style with Michael G. Maxfield's expertise in criminology and criminal justice. In fewer than 400 pages, this popular, student-friendly text introduces students to the core of criminal justice research using the most current, real data available. It features coverage of such key topics as ethics, causation, validity, field research, and research design, among others. The Fourth Edition includes expanded coverage of qualitative research and interviewing, focus groups in criminological research, and snowball sampling, as well as additional examples of student research. Balancing coverage of both qualitative and quantitative methods, the text is packed with real-world examples, practical applications, and Internet research exercises. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Textbook on Criminology


Author: Katherine S. Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199592705

Category: Social Science

Page: 660

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This text offers an engaging and wide-ranging account of crime and criminology. It provides a clear and comprehensive consideration of the theoretical, practical, and political aspects of the subject, including the influence of physical, biological, psychological, and social factors on criminality.