Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology: A Text and Reader (PDF) describes and illustrates criminal justice research topics, including ethics in research, research design, operationalization of variables, sampling, validity, methods of data collection (including surveys), causation, reliance on existing data, and reliability. For each approach, the ebook addresses the procedures and issues involved, the method’s strengths and drawbacks, and examples of actual research using that method. Each section starts with a brief summary of the research method. Introductory essays set the stage for students regarding the who, what, where, when, and why of each research example, and related discussion questions and exercises direct students to emphasize the important concepts.
Tartaro’s Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology includes relevant and interesting articles from leading journals, which have been expertly edited to highlight research design issues. The textbook provides instructors with a well-rounded and convenient collection that removes the need to sift through journals to find articles that show important precepts. All articles are recent and address issues relevant to the field today, such as crime and immigration, security post-9/11, racial profiling, and selection bias in media coverage of crime. Make sure a rich array, of additional articles, are downloadable at the Support Materials tab at www.routledge.com/9780367508890.
The ebook motivates classroom discussion and critical thinking and is an essential tool for undergraduate and graduate research methods courses in criminology, criminal justice, and related fields.
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“This ebook offers an approachable introduction to research methods with numerous examples within the field of criminology and criminal justice. College students will benefit hugely from the critical review of several research methods and their application to criminal justice topics. Additionally, this ebook effectively supports instructors in easing classroom discussions that encourage the application of critical thinking skills.”