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Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Third Edition

Author(s): Mark L. Dantzker, PhD, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Ronald D. Hunter, PhD, Georgia Gwinnett College
  • ISBN-13: 9780763777326
  • Paperback    246 pages      © 2012
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Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Third Edition introduces students to the functions of criminal justice research including scientific theory, research language, and design. Ideal for the undergraduate or graduate level qualitative and quantitative methodology courses, this Third Edition is updated with new case studies, expanded discussions on quantitative vs. qualitative research, and special topics including ethics, confidentiality, and the need for objectivity.

The text’s clear and simple approach to social science research makes learning research methods easy, understandable, and applicable to the criminal justice topics students are most interested in.

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Features & Benefits

  • Includes expanded discussions on special topics such as ethics, confidentiality, and the need for objectivity
  • Chapters are reorganized for a more reader-friendly format
  • Provides updated case studies and exercises with real world examples from previously published research
  • Contains expanded sections on quantitative research vs. qualitative research and mixed methods research, comparing in more detail the linkage between the two and the need for both
  • Includes end of chapter exercises with an applied approach

Applicable Courses

This text is appropriate for upper-level undergraduate or graduate Qualitative and Quantitative Metholodgy courses. 

Section  I  Functions
  Chapter  1  Research: What, Why, and How
  Chapter  2  Research and Ethics
  Chapter  3  The Beginning Basics
  Chapter  4  The Language of Research
  Chapter  5  Qualitative Research
  Chapter  6  Quantitative Research
Section  II  Procedures
  Chapter  7  Research Designs
  Chapter  8  Questionnaire Construction
  Chapter  9  Sampling
  Chapter  10  Data Collection
Section  III  Final Steps
  Chapter  11  Data Processing and Analysis
  Chapter  12  Inferential Statistics
  Chapter  13  Writing the Research
  Chapter  14  Summing Up

Mark L. Dantzker, PhD-University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Mark L. Dantzker is a Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Dr. Dantzker is a widely published author in the criminal justice and criminology fields. Dr. Dantzker earned his Ph.D. in Administration from the Institute of Urban Studies at the University of Texas-Arlington, and has close to twenty years of experience in criminal justice, policing, and criminology.

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Ronald D. Hunter, PhD-Georgia Gwinnett College

Ronald D. Hunter, PhD, is Professor of Criminal Justice/Criminology at Georgia Gwinnett College, School of Liberal Arts. He received his PhD in Criminology from The Florida State University. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Hunter was a Sergeant with the Tallahassee (FL) Police Department. He has presented numerous papers at regional, national, and international criminology/criminal justice meetings. Police-Community Relations and the Administration of Justice; Crime and Criminality: Causes and Consequences; Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice: A Primer; Police Systems and Practices: An Introduction; and, The Effects of Environmental Factors Upon Convenience Store Robbery in Florida are among the criminal justice text books that Dr. Hunter has authored or co-authored. He has published many articles and book chapters dealing with crime prevention, policing, research methods, and criminological theory. Dr. Hunter has received awards and recognitions from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences; the Southern Criminal Justice Association; Western Carolina University; Jacksonville State University, Florida State University; and, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.” He is a former President of the Southern Criminal Justice Association and of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

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