Statistics in Criminal Justice and Criminology Research: An Introduction is for advanced undergraduate and graduate level students in criminology and criminal justice statistics courses. It is designed for students pursuing careers in criminology and/or criminal justice by adequately and evenly covering statistical research for both professions. The engaging writing style, real-life applications, and comprehensive format will distinguish this text from its competitors and help establish it as more than just another statistics book.aaaaFitzgerald and Fitzgerald have teamed up to create a flexible and useful text that will not only meet the needs of criminal justiceiminology students but also provide motivation for students who have math anxiety yet strive to become criminal justice professionals.Features and Benefits:1)aFrequent use ofadiagrams and graphs to illustrate ideas and procedures discussed in the text.2) Attention devoted to discussing 'conceptual' formulas and what they represent about the data to helpastudents make sense of the results.3) Extensive sets of review questions and exercises at ends of chapters help students master the content presented. 4) Quotes from actual reports in 'From the Literature' boxes help connect the discussion of research methods and statistical analysis with the research process as a whole.5) 'Pause, Think and Explore' boxes follow the mathematical formulas and are intended to help students develop an understanding of how the formula works, gain confidence in working with the mathematics, and develop better insight about what the formulas are signaling about the data being analyzed.
Jack Fitzgerald, Professor Emeritus at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, received his B.A. from Harvard College and M.A and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. His professional interests include research methods, statistics, deviance and criminology. He taught sociology, including research methods and statistics, at Knox College. He is co-author (with Steven M. Cox) of Research Methods and Statistics in Criminal Justice: An Introduction and Police in Community Relations, as well as several research reports and articles in the professional literature. Jerry Fitzgerald received his B.A. from Cornell College and his M.A. from the University of Iowa. He worked as a research associate in alcoholism studies in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa. He is author or co-author of over 40 research reports on alcohol and drug abuse published in peer reviewed professional journals.
Chapter 1. The Study of Statistics in Criminal Justice Chapter 2. Scientific Research and Statistical Analysis Chapter 3. Basic Descriptive Univariate Analysis Chapter 4. Describing Univariate Distributions Chapter 5. Distributions: Normal and Otherwise Chapter 6. An Introduction to Probability Theory and Probability Distributions Chapter 7. Univariate Inferential Statistics: Sampling Distributions and Population Parameter Estimations Chapter 8. Bivariate Hypothesis Testing With Nominal and Ordinal Variables Chapter 9. Bivariate Hypothesis Testing For the Difference Between Two Means Chapter 10. Bivariate Hypothesis Testing With One-Way Analysis of Variance Chapter 11. Bivariate Linear Regession and Correlation and Linear Partial Regression and Correlation Chapter 12. Multivariate Linear Regression and Correlation Analysis and Logistic Regression - An Introduction Chapter 13. Nonparametric Statistics Chapter 14. Real Life Adventures of Statistics Users Chapter 15. Summary and Conclusions Glossary Answers to Questions Bibliography List of Key Formulas