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This practical textbook is a valuable supplement for courses in Research Methods and/or Statistics in departments of criminal justice or criminology. The only book of its kind, this text guides students through the process of conducting criminological data analysis.

Exploring What Shapes Attitudes about Guns and Capital Punishment
Exploring what shapes attitudes about guns and capital punishment

In Chapter 7, we began exploring some of the causes of political philosophies and party identification. Now you are equipped to dig more deeply, allowing you to examine how these personal values influence attitudes about guns and capital punishment.

Let's start with the relationship between political philosophy and party identification. As you'll recall, our earlier analysis showed a definite relationship, although it was not altogether consistent. Perhaps we can clarify it.

Political Philosophy and Party Identification

On the whole, Democrats in our sample were more liberal than Independents or Republicans, as shown in the contingency table we generated in Chapter 7. Also, Republicans were the most conservative, although there wasn't much ...

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