• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

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.

Criminal Justice Data Sets
Criminal justice data sets

To explore a diverse field such as criminal justice, you need to have easy access to a variety of different data sets that have already been created. In this chapter, we'll explain a couple of them. You'll want to familiarize yourself with how each was collected, and you can always return to this chapter to see what kinds of variables are available on each of the data sets. They have been selected to provide you with a wide variety of variables, units of analysis, and types of data collection. One data set is about general attitudes toward crime and justice issues, and the other concerns college student binge drinking and its correlates (including crime perpetration and victimization). That ...

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