A briefer version of Ronet and Russ's successful The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice, this is written in a less formal style, with more concise examples drawn from everyday experience, and less coverage of complex or more rigorous methods.
Other Key Features of Fundamentals 3/e:
- The examples throughout the book integrate substantive criminal justice issues with research with a greater emphasis in the third edition on the major branches of the criminal justice system.
- Integrates policy and policy implications for research methods throughout the text
- Includes a robust Student Study Site which includes GSS data sets, Appendixes on using quantitative and qualitative software, a demo for HyperResearch′s popular qualitative analysis software, a sample research proposal, as well as a variety of interactive exercises for students to do on their own.
New to the 3rd edition:
1. New chapter on mixed methods (Chapter 11)
2. Increased coverage of Crime Mapping, evidence-based research, and the use of web-based research
3. New "Research in the News" boxes in each chapter.
4. New focus on qualitative research and data analysis using NVivo.
5. New Case Studies to provide contemporary, real-world examples for students.