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Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice: Analysis and Interpretation, Third Edition

Author(s): Jeffery T. Walker, PhD, University of Arkansas
Sean Maddan, PhD, University of Tampa
  • ISBN-13: 9780763755485
  • Paperback    498 pages      © 2009
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Look for the Fourth Edition to publish in September 2012!

Thoroughly updated and revised, the Third Edition of Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice: Analysis and Interpretation provides criminal justice students with a firm knowledge base in the theory and application of statistical analyses. A great introduction to the theory and practice of statistics, the Third Edition 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! Each chapter has been updated to include new information on statistical output, revised data files, additional data sets, and extensive use of flowcharts to increase students’ confidence in analyzing and conducting statistical research. Feature key terms, equation summaries, exercises, updated references, suggested readings for further knowledge, as well as “How Do You Do That” and “A Bit of History” explanations, this is the ideal introductory statistics text for criminal justice students. 

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Features & Benefits

  • Brand new chapter on factor analysis, path analysis, and structural equation modeling
  • Updated information on the OLS Regression Chapter, specifically related to understanding multicollinearity
  • Extended coverage of dummy independent variables, interaction terms, and non-linear relationships between independent and dependent variables
  • New information on Limited Dependent Variables for greater depth and clarity
Chapter  1  The Logic of Comparisons and Analysis
Chapter  2  Variables and Measurement
Chapter  3  Understanding Data Through Organization
Chapter  4  Measures of Central Tendency
Chapter  5  Measures of Dispersion
Chapter  6  The Form of a Distribution
Chapter  7  Introduction to Bivariate Descriptive Statistics
Chapter  8  Measures of Existence and Statistical Significance
Chapter  9  Measures of Strength of a Relationship
Chapter  10  Measures of Direction and Nature of a Relationship
Chapter  11  Introduction to Multivariate Statistics
Chapter  12  Multiple Regression I: Ordinary Least Squares Regression
Chapter  13  Multiple Regression II: Limited Dependent Variables
Chapter  14  Factor Analysis and Structural Equation Modeling
Chapter  15  Introduction to Inferential Analysis
Chapter  16  Hypothesis Training
Chapter  17  Hypothesis Tests
Chapter  18  Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
Chapter  19  Putting It All Together
Appendix  A  Math Review and Practice Test
Appendix  B  Statistical Tables
Appendix  C  The Greek Alphabet
Appendix  D  Variables in Data Sets

Jeffery T. Walker, PhD-University of Arkansas

Jeffery T. Walker, PhD, is a Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, where he has worked for 19 years. Dr. Walker also holds joint appointments with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas Medical School. Dr. Walker has written 6 books, over 50 journal articles and book chapters, 17 technical reports, and delivered over 80 professional papers and presentations. He has obtained over $9 million in grants from the Department of Justice, National Institute of Drug Abuse, and others. His areas of interest are social/environmental factors of crime and the study of non-linear dynamics as they relate to crime. Previous publications include articles in Justice Quarterly, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, and Journal of Criminal Justice Education, and the books Leading Cases in Law Enforcement, Seventh Edition, Myths in Crime and Justice, and the J&B textbook Statistics in Criminal Justice and Criminology: Analysis and Interpretation, Third Edition.


Sean Maddan, PhD-University of Tampa

Sean Maddan, PhD, is Chair and Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Tampa. His research areas include criminological theory, statistics, research methods, and the efficacy of sex offender registration and notification laws. Articles by Dr. Maddan have appeared in Justice Quarterly, Crime and Delinquency and the Journal of Criminal Justice. Most recently, Dr. Maddan has authored the book The Labeling of Sex Offenders and has co-authored the J&B textbook, Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice: Analysis and Interpretation, Third Edition.


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