How does your state fare in terms of air quality or population growth? Is it keeping up with national education standards? State Rankings 2011 is CQ Press's popular rankings reference book that makes it easy to compare states in education, health, crime, transportation, taxes, government finance, and so much more. State Rankings has become a favorite resource on reference shelves throughout the United States and around the world.The editors have compiled useful statistics that would otherwise take an enormous amount of time to research. In more than 550 user-friendly tables, State Rankings 2011 compares every state and Washington, DC, in the following areas:
The formula and methodology are discussed in a narrative chapter allowing researchers to cite statistics with context.
Rachel Boba Santos is a professor at Radford University in the Department of Criminal Justice. She works with police departments and crime analysts. She conducts experimental and applied research on place-based and offender-based police crime reduction strategies, stratified policing, crime analysis, community engagement, and police use of force. Kathleen O'Leary Morgan holds a master's degree in public administration and has served in a number of media and legislative liaison positions with the U.S. Department of Transportation, where she was also deputy director of congressional affairs. Scott Morgan is an attorney who served as chief counsel to Senator Bob Dole's 1988 presidential campaign.