Applied Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology provides a solid foundation in research methods for undergraduate students who are studying to become practitioners in the criminal justice field. This text takes a practical and applied approach that is both engaging and useful in developing students into educated consumers of research.


CHAPTER OPENING CASE Studies provide a context for concepts covered in each chapter. Students will review research questions, methodology, results, and limitations presented by each particular research design.

RESEARCH IN THE News gives students the opportunity to review and assess research studies that are used to report current events.

CLASSICS IN CJ RESEARCH presents classic studies in criminal justice research like the situational obedience studies by Zimbardo and Milgram and the Minneapolis Domestic Violence Experiment.

What Research Shows: Impacting Criminal Justice Operations illustrates major studies that have had a major impact on the field like the research on the deterrent effect of Scared Straight programs.


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