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- DescriptionStatistics in Criminal Justice and Crimilogy Research: An Introduction is for advanced undergraduate and graduate level students in crimilogy and criminal justice statistics courses. It is designed for students pursuing careers in crimilogy 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 ather statistics book.aaaaFitzgerald and Fitzgerald have teamed up to create a flexible and useful text that will t only meet the needs of criminal justiceimilogy 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.
- Author BiographyJack 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.
- Author(s)Jack Fitzgerald,Jerry Fitzgerald
- PublisherSAGE Publications Inc
- Date of Publication12/03/2013
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Place of PublicationThousand Oaks
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSAGE Publications Inc
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight975 g
- Width187 mm
- Height232 mm
- Spine28 mm
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