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Research Strategies for Secondary Data

Research Strategies for Secondary Data
A Perspective for Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • Marc Riedel - Sociology and Criminal Justice, Southeastern Louisiana University, Southern Illinois University, USA

January 2000 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book describes and explains approaches to the evaluation and analysis of secondary data in criminological research. The book focuses on secondary data originating in surveys, information collected by organizations, and data sets available from archives. Although the techniques describes are common to the social sciences, the examples and applications are specific to criminology and criminal justice.
Secondary Data in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Sources of Secondary Data
Doing Research with Secondary Data
Accessing and Using Official Records
Methodological Issues
Legal Dimensions of Secondary Data
The Future of Secondary Data

This is the only textbook I know of that provides a brief, concise introductory overview of secondary data analysis specifically in criminology/cj. great find for a graduate class especially.

Dr Anna King
Dept of Sociology Anthropology and CJ, Georgian Court University
April 21, 2013

A highly recommended text for conducting criminological research based on secondary data. The chapter on the legal dimensions of secondary data is particularly welcome and, although this is tailored to the US legal system, provides food for thought for researchers in the UK.

Mr James Heydon
Business and Computing, Hull College
September 28, 2012

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