Snapshots of Research: Readings in Criminology and Criminal Justice is a comprehensive, cutting-edge text that provides an introductory overview of the main research methods used in the fields of criminology and criminal justice. This text/reader offers a wide range of modern research examples, as well as several classic articles, including a broad range of readings from the four major branches of the criminal justice system—policing, courts/law, juvenile justice, and corrections—that are relevant to career paths students may be interested in pursuing.

Sampling Procedures

Sampling procedures

Because most researchers cannot study the entire population of persons they would like to, they usually employ procedures to obtain a sample of that population. Sampling is a procedure that allows researchers to study a selected part of the population. One of the first steps in sampling is determining the population the ...

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