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Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Fourth Edition
Analysis and Interpretation

Author(s): Jeffery T. Walker, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Sean Maddan, PhD, University of Tampa
  • ISBN-13: 9781449688608
  • ISBN-10:1449688608
  • Product With Access Code    592 pages      © 2013
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New edition available March 2019

It is critical for students to have a complete understanding of how to collect and analyze social science data to understand the nature of crime and theories of crime causation. 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. With this text, students will develop complete comprehension of how to collect, organize and record, analyze, interpret, and apply the statistical information to prepare them for their careers or graduate study.

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Features & Benefits

  • 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.
  • Features 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, making this Fourth Edition the ideal introductory statistics text for criminology, criminal justice, or other social science students.
  • Includes learning objectives at the start of every chapter as well as end-of-chapter webpointers that correspond to the accompanying student companion website.
  • Provides an extensive glossary and equation glossary for students to quickly reference key terms and equations when preparing for lectures and exams.
  • Every new copy is packaged with full student access to the accompanying companion website featuring a variety of engaging study tools, including student data sets (in Excel and SPSS) that correlate to chapter information.
  • Instructor resources specific to this Fourth Edition, include Chapter Outlines, PowerPoint Lecture Outlines, a Test Bank, and Sample Data Sets (in Excel and SPSS).

Applicable Courses

This updated Fourth Edition is designed for statistics courses offered within a criminal justice, criminology, or other related social science department.  It may also be appropriate for a graduate-level statistics course.

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 Inferential Analysis
Chapter  12  Hypothesis Testing
Chapter  13  Hypothesis Tests
Chapter  14  Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
Chapter  15  Introduction to Multivariate Statistics
Chapter  16  Multiple Regression I: Ordinary Least Squares Regression
Chapter  17  Multiple Regression II: Limited Dependent Variables
Chapter  18  Factor Analysis and Structural Equation Modeling
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 Alabama at Birmingham

Jeffery T. Walker, PhD, is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Justice Studies at University of Alabama at Birmingham. Previously he was a Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, where he worked for 19 years. 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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ISBN-13: 9781449688608

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