The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice
- Ronet D. Bachman - University of Delaware, USA
- Russell K. Schutt - University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
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“Very practical approach to teaching research methods and very student friendly. This text “breathes life” into the research process. —Sherill Morris-Francis, Mississippi Valley State University
The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Seventh Edition demonstrates the vital role research plays in criminology and criminal justice by integrating in-depth, real-world case studies with a comprehensive discussion of research methods. By pairing research techniques with practical examples from the field, Ronet D. Bachman and Russell K. Schutt equip students to critically evaluate and confidently conduct research.
The Seventh Edition of this best-selling text retains the strengths of previous editions while breaking ground with emergent research methods, enhanced tools for learning in the text and online, and contemporary, fascinating research findings. This edition incorporates new topics like intelligence-led policing, social network analysis (SNA), the evolution of cybercrime, and more. Students engage with the wide realm of research methods available to them, delve deeper into topics relevant to their field of study, and benefit from the wide variety of new exercises to help them practice as they learn.
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“The textbook is straightforward, clear and easy to follow. Even students with minimal knowledge of research methods should be able to follow.”
“I will strongly recommend this text to my colleagues as an undergraduate research method textbook!”
“Very practical approach to teaching research methods and very student friendly. This text “breathes life” into the research process. The authors took the time to explain all concepts, even ones that would pose a problem for someone new to research.”
I won't be teaching this until the summer now. But I plan on reviewing it to use for that semester
The book seemed appropriate for an undergraduate research methods course. I particularly appreciate all the examples and case studies to make it relevant for the students in the law enforcement class.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 11: Social Network Analysis, Crime Mapping, and Big Data