Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice: With Selected Readings

Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice: With Selected Readings

By: Russell K. Schutt (author), Ronet D. Bachman (author), Margaret S. Plass (author)Paperback

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This is a unique resource for understanding the multifaceted subject of research methods in the field of criminology and criminal justice, amply illustrated by carefully selected and edited research articles from the leading journals in the field. The authors help to teach research design and techniques within the context of sustentative criminology and criminal justice issues of interest to students and the field. Building off the widely used Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice, the additional readings add to an understanding of the issues being investigated in the field today and how those issues are being researched.

About Author

Ronet D. Bachman, PhD, worked as a statistician at the Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, before going back to an academic career; she is now a professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware. She is coauthor of Statistical Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice and coeditor of Explaining Criminals and Crime: Essays in Contemporary Criminal Theory. In addition, she is the author of Death and Violence on the Reservation and coauthor of Stress, Culture, and Aggression; Murder American Style; and Violence: The Enduring Problem; along with numerous articles and papers that examine the epidemiology and etiology of violence, with particular emphasis on women, the elderly, and minority populations as well as research examining desistance from crime. Her most recent federally funded research was a mixed-methods study that examined the long-term desistance trajectories of drug-involved offenders who were released from prison in 1990, followed from 1990 through 1995, and interviewed again in 2009. Russell K. Schutt, PhD, is a professor and the chair of sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a lecturer on sociology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts Mental Health Center). He completed his BA, MA, and PhD (1977) at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a postdoctoral fellowship in the Sociology of Social Control Training Program at Yale University (1977-1979). His other books include Investigating the Social World: The Process and Practice of Research and Fundamentals of Social Work Research (with Ray Engel), Making Sense of the Social World (with Dan Chambliss), and Research Methods in Psychology (with Paul G. Nestor)-all with SAGE Publications, as well as Homelessness, Housing, and Mental Illness (Harvard University Press) and Social Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society (coedited with Larry J. Seidman and Matcheri S. Keshavan, also Harvard University Press). Most of his peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters focus on the effect of social context on cognition, satisfaction, functioning, and recidivism, the orientations of service recipients and of service and criminal justice personnel, and the organization of health and social services. He is currently a coinvestigator for a randomized trial of peer support for homeless dually diagnosed veterans, funded by the Veterans Administration. Peggy Plass has a PhD in Sociology from University of New Hampshire, where she worked in the Family Research Lab. She teaches in Track A of the major (the Track A Intro foundation course, along with classes on Victimization of Children, Victimology, and Organized Crime in recent years). She also teaches Research Methods for all 3 tracks. Her research interests are in the areas of criminal victimization of children, property crime victimization, domestic violence, and evaluation of offender rehabilitation programs.


CHAPTER I: SCIENCE, SOCIETY, AND CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH How to Read a Research Article CHAPTER II: THE PROCESS AND PROBLEMS OF CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH Reading 1: A Qualitative Assessment of Stress Perceptions Among Members of a Homicide Unit by Dean A. Dabney, Heith Copes, Richard Tewksbury, and Shila R. Hawk-Tourtelot Reading 2: Exploring the Utility of Self-Control Theory for Risky Behavior and Minor Delinquency Among Chinese Adolescents by Yi-Fen Lu, Yi-Chun Yu, Ling Ren, and Ineke Haen Marshall CHAPTER III: RESEARCH ETHICS AND PHILOSOPHIES Reading 3: Contemporary Comment: Covert Ethnography in Criminology: A Submerged Yet Creative Tradition by David Calvey Reading 4: Research Ethics in Victimization Studies: Widening the Lens, by James J. Clark and Robert Walker CHAPTER IV: CONCEPTUALIZATION AND MEASUREMENT Reading 5: Violence Against College Women: A Review to Identify Limitations in Defining the Problem and Inform Future Research, by Callie Marie Rennison and Lynn A. Addington Reading 6: American Public Opinion About Prisons, by Kevin H. Wozniak CHAPTER V: SAMPLING Reading 7: The Relationship Between Hate Groups and Far-Right Ideological Violence, by Amy Adamczyk, Jeff Gruenewald, Steven M. Chermak, and Joshua D. Freilich Reading 8: The Enemy Is Among Us: Media Images of Police in South Africa During the Transition From Apartheid to Democracy, by Cindy Stewart CHAPTER VI: CAUSATION AND EXPERIMENTS Reading 9: The Causal Impact of Exposure to Deviant Peers: An Experimental Investigation, by Ray Paternoster, Jean Marie McGloin, Holly Nguyen, and Kyle J. Thomas Reading 10: Injuries to Officers and Suspects in Police Use-of-Force Cases: A Quasi-Experimental Evaluation, by Bruce Taylor and Daniel J. Woods CHAPTER VII: SURVEY RESEARCH Reading 11: Global Efforts to Engage Men in Preventing Violence Against Women: An International Survey, by Ericka Kimball, Jeffrey L. Edleson, Richard M. Tolman, Tova B. Neugut, and Juliana Carlson Reading 12: Does the Front Line Reflect the Party Line? The Criticization of Punishment and Prison Officers' Perspectives Towards Incarceration, by Amy E. Lerman and Joshua Page CHAPTER VIII: QUALITATIVE METHODS AND DATA ANALYSIS Reading 13: Understanding Success and Nonsuccess in the Drug Court, by Andrew Fulkerson, Linda D. Keena, and Erin O'Brien Reading 14: Fighting for Her Honor: Girls' Violence in Distressed Communities, by Katherine Irwin and Corey Adler CHAPTER IX: ANALYZING CONTENT Reading 15: Aggression and Sexual Behavior in Best-Selling Pornography Videos: A Content Analysis Update, by Ana J. Bridges, Robert Wosnitzer, Erica Scharrer, Chyng Sun, and Rachael Liberman Reading 16: Community and Campus Crime: A Geospatial Examination of the Clery Act, by Matt R. Nobles, Kathleen A. Fox, David N. Khey, and Alan J. Lizotte CHAPTER X: EVALUATION AND POLICY ANALYSIS Reading 17: The Effect of Police Body-Worn Cameras on Use, by Barak Ariel, William A. Farrar, and Alex Sutherland Reading 18: Short- and Long-Term Outcome Results from a Multisite Evaluation of the G.R.E.A.T. Program, by Finn-Aage Esbensen, D.Wayne Osgood, Dana Peterson, Terrance J. Taylor, and Dena C. Carson CHAPTER XI: MIXING AND COMPARING METHODS Reading 19: Policing "the Patch": Police Response to Rapid Population Growth in Oil Boomtowns in Western North Dakota, by Carol A. Archbold, Thorvald Dahle, and Rachel Jordan Reading 20: The Recidivism Rates of Female Sexual Offenders Are Low: A Meta-Analysis, by Franca Cortoni, R. Karl Hanson, and Marie-Eve Coache CHAPTER XII: REPORTING RESEARCH RESULTS

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 672
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