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Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology, Paperback, 1 Edition by Rennison, Callie Marie


Paperback: 1 Edition

Publication Date: 2018-02-27
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
Paperback : 568 pages
Edition: 1 Edition
Author: Rennison, Callie Marie
ISBN-10: 1506347819
ISBN-13: 9781506347813

Product Description Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology connects key concepts to real field research and practices using contemporary examples and recurring case studies that demonstrate how concepts relate to your life. Authors Callie M. Rennison and Timothy C. Hart introduce practical research strategies used in criminal justice to show you how a research question can become a policy that changes or influences criminal justice practices. The book’s student-driven approach addresses both the why and the how as it covers the research process and focuses on the practical application of data collection and analysis. By demonstrating the variety of ways research can be used and reinforcing the need to discern quality research, the book prepares you to become a critical consumer and ethical producer of research. Review "This is a great text. It is comprehensive and easy to understand. The illustrations will enable students to learn and remember the information. This is the first research methods text I have read that is actually fun to read." -- Tina L. Freiburger "An excellent and well-organized introduction for students to the techniques, strategies, designs, and skills necessary to conduct criminal justice and criminological research for shaping public policy. Students will benefit immensely from the concepts and examples referenced throughout the book by being able to understand how research methods are applied to public safety initiatives. Students will obtain a fresh perspective on the value of the scientific method and how it’s being applied to investigate public safety phenomena. The chapters I reviewed for the Rennison textbook do an amazing and parsimonious job of explaining to both novices and experts that the narrative of crime research is a fundamental component in understanding how crime research has developed historically and how continues to evolve with the growth of technology, software, statistical techniques, big data, and cloud computing power." -- Sriram Chintakrindi "This text is easy to read and understand. The examples given provide all students with the understanding of how these concepts touch their lives each day." -- Deborah Laufersweiler-Dwyer "A solid book that covers all the key issues that would need to be covered in any introductory research methods course…this book uses a unique approach that will really engage students in a way most other books fail to do" -- Kevin M. Beaver "This book makes more use of contemporary research than other criminal justice research methods texts…" -- Eileen Ahlin "…This is an informative, reader-friendly, and practice-oriented text designed for lower-level undergraduate students who are new to research methodology. It is loaded with contemporary pedagogies to meet the needs of learners of various backgrounds." -- Qiang Xu About the Author Callie Marie Rennison is a professor and associate dean of faculty affairs at the University of Colorado Denver and teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses including Research Methods, Statistics, Murder in America, Crime and the Media, and Introduction to Criminal Justice. She earned her Ph.D. in 1997 in political science from the University of Houston, University Park. She received her B.S. in psychology, M.A. in sociology, and M.A. in political science from the same institution. Her research focuses on the nature, extent, and consequences of violent victimization with an emphasis on research methodology, quantitative analysis, and measurement, especially in regards to the National Crime Victimization Survey. Substantively, her research examines violence against women, violence against minority groups such as African Americans and Hispanics, crime data, and victim interaction with the criminal justice system. She recently served on a National Academies Committee examining domestic sex trafficking of minors in the United States and was a senior researcher at the Department of Justi

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