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The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice

The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • Author: Ronet D. Bachman,Russell K. Schutt
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1506306837
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 544
  • View: 1866
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The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Sixth Edition continues to demonstrate the vital role research plays by integrating in-depth, real-world case studies with a comprehensive discussion of research methods. By pairing research techniques with practical examples from the field, Ronet D. Bachman and Russell K. Schutt equip students to evaluate and conduct research. Covering research findings from critical areas in criminal justice, such as police use of force, cybercrime, and race, this text helps students understand the importance of research, not just the process. The Sixth Edition of this best-selling text retains the strengths of previous editions while breaking ground with emergent research methods, enhanced tools for learning in the text and online, and contemporary, fascinating research findings. Students engage with the wide realm of new research methods available to them, delve deeper into topics relevant to their field of study, and benefit from the wide variety of new exercises to help them practice as they learn.

Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology

  • Author: Callie Marie Rennison,Timothy C. Hart
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1544317875
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 568
  • View: 1508
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Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology connects key concepts to real field research and practices using contemporary examples and recurring case studies that demonstrate how concepts relate to your life. Authors Callie M. Rennison and Timothy C. Hart introduce practical research strategies used in criminal justice to show you how a research question can become a policy that changes or influences criminal justice practices. The book’s student-driven approach addresses both the why and the how as it covers the research process and focuses on the practical application of data collection and analysis. By demonstrating the variety of ways research can be used and reinforcing the need to discern quality research, the book prepares you to become a critical consumer and ethical producer of research.

Invest to Win: Earn & Keep Profits in Bull & Bear Markets with the GainsMaster Approach

Invest to Win: Earn & Keep Profits in Bull & Bear Markets with the GainsMaster Approach

  • Author: Toni Turner,Gordon Scott
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 0071798382
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 240
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Offers advice on managing investments in both uptrending and downtrending markets, revealing how to evaluate company financial reports, recognize signals that foretell shifts in the market, and exit investments at the right time.

Hotel Revenue Management

Hotel Revenue Management

Principles and Practices

  • Author: Aurelio G. Mauri
  • Publisher: Pearson Italia S.p.a.
  • ISBN: 8871929748
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 156
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Among the current key issues regarding the tourism sector, revenue management holds an important position both within academic studies and practitioners debates. Revenue management exploits differences in purchasing behaviors by diverse market segments. Consequently, pricing and capacity allocation to various market portions are key levers. These topics are constantly evolving with progress of the information and communications technologies. This book is addressed to students, practitioners, researchers and academics that are interested in having a comprehensive examination of revenue management applications and theoretical contributions.

Persistent Young Offenders

Persistent Young Offenders

  • Author: Ann Hagell,Tim Newburn
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Juvenile delinquents
  • Page: 136
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Female Sexual Offenders

Female Sexual Offenders

Theory, Assessment and Treatment

  • Author: Theresa A. Gannon,Franca Cortoni
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470975865
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
  • View: 9475
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Featuring a collection of essays by leading experts, Female Sexual Offenders: Theory, Assessment and Treatment is the first book to bring together current research, clinical assessment, and treatment techniques of female sexual offenders into one accessible volume. Describes the most recent research data regarding female sexual offenders, covering such issues as female-perpetrated sexual abuse prevalence and juvenile offenders Includes an assessment of the risk of recidivism, international treatment initiatives, and a discussion on the use of the polygraph with female sexual offenders Features practitioner-focused essays which evaluate current assessment strategies, treatment needs, effectiveness, and processes for female sexual offenders

Criminological Research

Criminological Research

Understanding Qualitative Methods

  • Author: Emma Wincup
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473965489
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 216
  • View: 9896
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Good research starts with careful planning and a thorough understanding of the research process. The abilities to design a research study and to evaluate those conducted by others are core skills every student of criminology must learn. With guidance from theoretical considerations through the steps of the research process, this book equips you with the necessary tools to carry out a successful, ethical study. This is a completely updated new edition, and it features A new skills-focused chapter on how to evaluate existing qualitative studies and design new ones Rich examples from real research making the ideas and concepts concrete New in-depth case studies on fashion counterfeiting, electronic monitoring and youth justice to illustrate the realities of conducting qualitative research A full discussion of the politics of research, issues of access, ethics and managing risk in the field Thought-provoking exercises reinforce practical research skills This book is the perfect guide to theory and practice for any student undertaking qualitative research on crime or criminal justice.

Women and Crime

Women and Crime

A Text/Reader

  • Author: Stacy L. Mallicoat
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412987504
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 641
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Women and Crime: A Text/Reader, part of the text/reader series in criminology and criminal justice, incorporates contemporary and classic readings (some including policy implications) accompanied by student-friendly authored text. This unique format provides a theoretical framework and context for students. The comprehensive coverage of the book includes the history and theories of female offending, offenders and their crimes, processing and sentencing of female offenders, women in prison, women and victimization, women and work in the criminal justice system, juveniles and crime, and international crime. Race and diversity will be an underlying theme throughout the text.

Basics of Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology

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.

Criminological Theory

Criminological Theory

A Text/Reader

  • Author: Stephen G. Tibbetts,Craig Hemmens
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412950376
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 789
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This book provides the best of both worlds-- authored text sections with carefully selected accompanying readings covering criminological theory from past to present and beyond. The articles, from leading journals in criminology and criminal justice, reflect both classic studies and state-of-the-art research. Key Features " Begins with an introductory chapter that presents a succinct overview of criminological theory, and briefly describes the organization and content of the book " Features 'How to Read a Research Article'--a perfect introduction to understanding how real-world research is organized and delivered in the journal literature " Includes a 'mini-chapter' for each Section, with figures and tables that present basic concepts and provide a background for the Readings that follow " Provides key terms, web resources, and thought-provoking discussion questions for each Section, along with questions for each Reading to help students develop their critical thinking skills " Instructor Resources on CD include a test bank, PowerPoint slides for each section, classroom activities, and more. " A Student study site provides additional articles, self-study quizzes, e-flashcards, and more.

Situational Action Theory: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Situational Action Theory: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

  • Author: Oxford University Press
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780199803613
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 14
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of criminology find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In criminology, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Criminology, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of criminology. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

Evidence-Based Practice: Toward Optimizing Clinical Outcomes

Evidence-Based Practice: Toward Optimizing Clinical Outcomes

  • Author: Francesco Chiappelli
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9783642050251
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 251
  • View: 5507
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Health care is witnessing an explosion of fundamental, clinical and translational research evidence. The emerging paradigm of evidence-based health care rests on the judicious integration of the patient needs/wants, the provider's expertise, and the best available research evidence in the treatment plan. The purpose of this book is to discuss the promise and the limitations of incorporating the best available evidence in clinical practice. It seeks to characterize and define how best available research evidence can be used in clinical practice and to what respect it applies to current public health issues.

The Practice of Research

The Practice of Research

  • Author: Shamus Khan,Dana R. Fisher
  • Publisher: OUP USA
  • ISBN: 9780199827411
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
  • View: 7395
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This unique reader for research methods courses looks at how social scientists ask and answer questions. The Practice of Research presents a practical guide to doing research by excerpting well-known studies by some of the most distinguished social science researchers in the field today. The excerpts represent nine methodological approaches and are accompanied by reflections where authors reveal how they resolved some of the challenges that face almost all research projects. Contributors include: * Jessica Brown, University of Houston * Shelley Correll, Stanford University * Eszter Hargittai, Northwestern University * Michael T. Heaney, University of Michigan * Steven Hitlin, University of Iowa; J. Scott Brown, Miami University; and Glen H. Elder, Jr., University of North Carolina * Ziad Munson, Lehigh University * Mario Luis Small, University of Chicago The personal reflections written by authors of each excerpted paper were prepared specifically for this volume. Focusing on the experience of actually doing research, The Practice of Research illustrates methods in action. This volume lets students not just read exemplary papers, but also gives students access to these authors as they personally narrate their practical solutions to common research challenges.

An EasyGuide to Research Design & SPSS

An EasyGuide to Research Design & SPSS

  • Author: Beth M. Schwartz,Janie H. Wilson,Dennis M. Goff
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 150638546X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 312
  • View: 6633
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An EasyGuide to Research Design and SPSS® is an essential resource for students to successfully navigate and complete research projects. Using a clear, concise, and conversational writing style, authors Beth M. Schwartz, Janie H. Wilson, and Dennis M. Goff cover all of the most basic and common designs and analyses that students need to know for appropriately testing a hypothesis. The handbook includes step-by-step instructions accompanied by ample screenshots for working with data in SPSS®, along with guidance on interpreting outputs and formatting results in APA style. The Second Edition features a streamlined organization, updated references, and new content on factorial designs, effect size, and G*Power.

Evaluation in Action

Evaluation in Action

Interviews With Expert Evaluators

  • Author: Jody Fitzpatrick,Christina Christie,Melvin M. Mark
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412949742
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 456
  • View: 1437
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Designed to take readers behind the scenes of real evaluations and introduce them to the issues faced and decisions made by notable evaluators in the field, this book builds on ′Exemplars′, a popular section in the American Journal of Evaluation (AJE), in which a well-known evaluator is interviewed about an evaluation he or she has conducted. Through a dialogue between the evaluator and the interviewer, the reader learns about the problems the evaluator faced in conducting the evaluation and the choices and compromises they made.

Creating Effective Teams

Creating Effective Teams

A Guide for Members and Leaders

  • Author: Susan A. Wheelan
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1483390993
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 168
  • View: 500
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A practical guide for building and sustaining top-performing teams Based on the author’s many years of consulting experience with teams in the public and private sectors, Creating Effective Teams: A Guide for Members and Leaders describes why teams are important, how they function, and what makes them productive. Susan A. Wheelan covers in depth the four stages of a team—forming, storming, norming, and performing—clearly illustrating the developmental nature of teams and describing what happens in each stage. Separate chapters are devoted to the responsibilities of team leaders and team members. Problems that occur frequently in groups are highlighted, followed by what-you-can-do sections that offer specific advice. Real-life examples and questionnaires are used throughout the book, giving readers the opportunity for self-evaluation.

Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology

Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology

  • Author: Michael G. Maxfield,Earl R. Babbie
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1337091820
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 496
  • View: 1526
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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.

How to Do Your Research Project

How to Do Your Research Project

A Guide for Students in Education and Applied Social Sciences

  • Author: Gary Thomas
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446283054
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 328
  • View: 1146
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Direct, informative and accessible the new edition of Gary Thomas's bestselling title is essential reading for anyone doing a research project. Packed full of relevant advice and real world examples the book guides you through the complete research process. Using refreshingly jargon-free language and anecdotal evidence it is a witty, easy to follow introduction that will answer your questions, set out best practice and walk you through every stage of your project step-by-step. It covers: - How to choose your research question - Project management and study skills - Doing an effective literature review - Methodology, theory and research design - Design frames - Ethics and access - Tools for data collection - Effective data analysis - Discussing findings, concluding and writing up The expanded, insightfully redesigned second edition has a fully integrated companion website including student worksheets, annotated examples and links to SAGE Journals. Gary Thomas also has an exciting new video in which he explains what’s new to this Second Edition. This popular book is ideal for anyone undertaking a research project in the applied social sciences. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

Researching Criminology

Researching Criminology

  • Author: Crow, Iain,Semmens, Natasha
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335221408
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 294
  • View: 309
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"...what makes the book stand out is the inclusion of real research into various criminal justice institutions that have actually been undertaken by the authors. In doing so, what is produced is a book that stimulates interest and injects research passion, as well as offering research ‘know how’ into what can often be a difficult and sometimes dry area of research." Tina Patel, Liverpool John Moores University "This book provides an essential tool for undergraduate students embarking upon their own research projects in Criminology. It provides clear and informative guidance on a range of research methods and designs to assist students in their own criminological endeavours." Jacki Tapley, University of Portsmouth How do criminologists go about studying crime and its consequences? How are programmes for offenders and communities evaluated? How can you collect and analyse criminological material? Research on crime and criminality is often referred to by the media, policy makers and practitioners, but where does this research come from and how reliable is it? Designed especially for students on criminology and criminal justice courses, and professionals working in the field,Researching Criminologyemphasises the importance of research as an integrated process. It looks at the ways in which a mixture of investigative methods can be used to analyze a criminological question. Written by two experienced researchers and lecturersResearching Criminologyis a comprehensive introduction to the aims, principles and methods of doing criminological research. The book covers all the key topics that you will encounter when researching crime. Individual chapters include material on: The research process Principles of researching criminology How to design criminological research Evaluation research Researching ethically A glossary of essential key concepts Structured in three parts, addressing the principles of criminological research, how to collect and analyse material and providing detailed examples of real world research,Researching Criminologywill be of benefit to all students of criminology and criminal justice, for practitioners interested in criminological research, and for those undertaking criminological research for the first time.

101 Best Ways to Land a Job in Troubled Times

101 Best Ways to Land a Job in Troubled Times

  • Author: Jay A. Block
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 0071713514
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 208
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THE PROVEN FIVE-STEP STRATEGY FOR FINDING THE JOB OF YOUR DREAMS! “If you are serious about landing a quality job quickly in today’s job market, this book will practically guarantee your success.” –Bob Burg, bestselling author of Endless Referrals and The Go-Giver “Jay Block has taken his place as one of the career coaching industry’s most innovative thinkers and contributors.” —Frank X. Fox, Executive Director, Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches “A must-read for all job seekers in today’s highly competitive job market.” —Sherry Zylka, Associate Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, Schoolcraft College (Michigan) “Jay has written a unique and highly effective book combining motivational techniques with job search innovation.” —Susan Leventhal, Manager, Professional Placement Network, Workforce One, Florida About the Book: In 101 Best Ways to Land a Job in Troubled Times, Jay Block helps you approach your job transition strategically—not as a one-time search, but as a campaign of discovery through which you’ll achieve your career objectives. Follow his easy five-step process to: Manage fear and negative emotions that impede success Carefully define clear job and career goals Create effective and high-impact self- marketing tools that make job seekers STAND OUT professionally Develop strategic, structured action plans that will become the job seeker’s GPS to their next job Take action and “enjoy the process” of landing a job in troubled times quickly and effectively Block’s proven method is the only way to truly seize control of your future, land the job you want, and earn the pay you deserve.