Statistics in Criminal Justice

Authors: Weisburd, David, Britt, Chester

  • Emphasizes and illustrates how different types of criminal justice research influence the outcome of statistical results
  • Utilizes real-life examples of criminal justice research
  • Includes introductory chapter openers, running glossary, chapter summaries, and exercises applicable to the criminal justice field
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About this Textbook

Statistics in Criminal Justice takes an approach that emphasizes the uses of statistics in research in crime and justice. This text is meant for students and professionals who want to gain a basic understanding of statistics in this field. The text takes a building-block approach, meaning that each chapter helps to prepare the student for the chapters that follow. It also means that the level of sophistication of the text increases as the text progresses. Throughout the text there is an emphasis on comprehension and interpretation, rather than computation. However, it takes a serious approach to statistics, which is relevant to the real world of research in crime and justice. This approach is meant to provide the reader with an accessible but sophisticated understanding of statistics that can be used to examine real-life criminal justice problems. The goal of the text is to give the student a basic understanding of statistics and statistical concepts that will leave the student with the confidence and the tools for tackling more complex problems on their own. Statistics in Criminal Justice is meant not only as an introduction for students but as a reference for researchers.

New to the 3rd Edition
A number of changes have been made to the 3rd edition, including the following:

  • Additional exercises at the end of each chapter.
  • Expanded computer exercises that can be performed in the Student Version of SPSS.
  • Extended discussion of multivariate regression models, including interaction and non-linear effects.
  • A new chapter on multinomial and ordinal logistic regression models, examined in a way that highlights comprehension and interpretation.
  • With the additional material on multivariate regression models, the text is appropriate for both undergraduate and beginning graduate statistics courses in criminal justice.

About the authors

David Weisburd (Ph.D., Yale University) is a leading researcher and scholar in the field of criminal justice. He is Professor of Criminology at the Hebrew University Law School in Jerusalem and is a professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland. Professor Weisburd serves as a senior fellow at the Police Foundation in Washington DC, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Police Practices and Polices and the steering committee of the Campbell Crime and Justice Coordinating Group.

Chester Britt (Ph.D, University of Arizona) is a researcher and scholar in the field of criminology. He is Associate Professor in the Administration of Justice Department at Arizona State University West. Professor Britt is the editor for Justice Quarterly. He has published more than twenty scientific articles and book chapters on issues related to the demography of crime, criminal careers, criminal case processing, and statistics.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Statistics as a Research Tool

    Pages 1-12

  • Representing and Displaying Data

    Pages 33-58

  • Describing the Typical Case: Measures of Central Tendency

    Pages 59-85

  • Chi-Square: A Test Commonly Used for Nominal-Level Measures

    Pages 186-220

  • The Normal Distribution and Its Application to Tests of Statistical Significance

    Pages 221-255

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Statistics in Criminal Justice
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-34113-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-34113-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-34112-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4162-6
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XVI, 674
Additional Information
Originally published by Wadsworth, 2003
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