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Statistics for Criminal Justice and Criminology in Practice and Research

Statistics for Criminal Justice and Criminology in Practice and Research
An Introduction

March 2013 | 608 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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Statistics in Criminal Justice and Criminology Research: An Introduction is for advanced undergraduate and graduate level students in criminology and criminal justice statistics courses. It is designed for students pursuing careers in criminology 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 another statistics book.ááááFitzgerald and Fitzgerald have teamed up to create a flexible and useful text that will not only meet the needs of criminal justiceiminology students but also provide motivation for students who have math anxiety yet strive to become criminal justice professionals.Features and Benefits:1)áFrequent use ofádiagrams 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 helpástudents 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.

Chapter 1. The Study of Statistics in Criminal Justice
Chapter 2. Scientific Research and Statistical Analysis
Chapter 3. Basic Descriptive Univariate Analysis
Chapter 4. Describing Univariate Distributions
Chapter 5. Distributions: Normal and Otherwise
Chapter 6. An Introduction to Probability Theory and Probability Distributions
Chapter 7. Univariate Inferential Statistics: Sampling Distributions and Population Parameter Estimations
Chapter 8. Bivariate Hypothesis Testing With Nominal and Ordinal Variables
Chapter 9. Bivariate Hypothesis Testing For the Difference Between Two Means
Chapter 10. Bivariate Hypothesis Testing With One-Way Analysis of Variance
Chapter 11. Bivariate Linear Regession and Correlation and Linear Partial Regression and Correlation
Chapter 12. Multivariate Linear Regression and Correlation Analysis and Logistic Regression – An Introduction
Chapter 13. Nonparametric Statistics
Chapter 14. Real Life Adventures of Statistics Users
Chapter 15. Summary and Conclusions
Answers to Questions
List of Key Formulas

Thought it very useful for our dissertation students

Mrs Anne Esposito
Department of Criminology, University of Leicester
February 24, 2015

It's good to be able to direct students to a course that applies statistics to criminology. This book will be helpful to students who want to learn more about statistical concepts; it doesn't offer standard 'how to use SPSS' guidance. As a result, it's a more advanced text. It has useful exercises and discussion questions.

Dr Esther Van Ginneken
Social Science , Liverpool Hope University
July 3, 2014

Under consideration for future adoption.

Dr Luis Garcia
Justice Studies, Florida Gulf Coast University
August 21, 2013

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