Handbook of Quantitative Criminology

Editors: Piquero, Alex R., Weisburd, David (Eds.)

  • Will serve as the 'go-to' book for students, faculty, and researchers alike working in criminology/criminal justice
  • An important and much needed contribution to the field
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of the issues, methods, and future directions in quantitative criminology in one collection
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About this Textbook

The Handbook of Quantitative Criminology is designed to be the authoritative volume on methodological and statistical issues in criminology and criminal justice. At a time when this field is gaining in sophistication and dealing with ever more complex empirical problems, this volume seeks to provide readers with a clear and up to date guide to quantitative criminology. Authored by leading scholars in criminology/criminal justice, the Handbook contains 35 chapters on topics in the following key areas: (1) research design, (2) experimental methods, (3) methods for overcoming data limitations, (4) innovative descriptive methods, (5) estimation techniques for theory and policy, (6) topics in multiple regression, and (7) new directions in statistical analysis. The contributions are written to be accessible to readers with a basic background in statistics and research methods, but they also provide a cutting edge view of statistical and methodological problems and questions. This book will be the go-to book for new and advanced methods in the field that will provide overviews of the key issues, with examples and figures as warranted, for students, faculty, and researchers alike.

About the authors

Alex R. Piquero is a Professor at the University of Maryland Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Member of the MacArthur Foundation's Research Network on Adolescent Development, and Member of the National Consortium on Violence Research. He is also Executive Counselor of the American Society of Criminology, and is Co-Editor of the Journal of Quantitative Criminology.  He received a Ph.D. in Criminology & Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland in 1996, and has received several teaching, research, and mentoring awards, including the American Society of Criminology Young Scholar and E-Mail Mentor of the Year Awards, and a University of Florida Teacher of the Year Award. His research interests include criminal careers, criminological theory, and quantitative research methods. He has published widely in the fields of criminology, criminal justice, psychology, and sociology, and is co-author (with Alfred Blumstein and David Farrington) of a recently published book, Key Issues in Criminal Careers Research.

David Weisburd is Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law and Criminal Justice and Director of the Institute of Criminology at the Hebrew University Faculty of Law, and Distinguished Professor of Administration of Justice at George Mason University.  He is an elected  Fellow of the American Society of Criminology and of the Academy of Experimental Criminology.  He is also Co-Chair of the steering committee of the Campbell Collaboration Crime and Justice Group, a member of the Harvard University/National Institute of Justice Executive Session in Policing, and of the National Research Council Committee on Crime, Law and Justice.  Professor Weisburd has a long interest in Crime and Place studies beginning with his involvement in a series of experimental studies of police interventions at crime places, including the Minneapolis Hot Spots Experiment, the Jersey City Drug Market Analysis Experiment and the Jersey City Violent Crime Hot Spots Experiment.  Professor Weisburd is presently working on a book with Liz Groff and SueMing Yang that explores the varying factors that explain variation in developmental trends of crime at micro places over time that will be published by Oxford University Press. Professor Weisburd is author or editor of fifteen books and more than eighty scientific articles.

Table of contents (35 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Piquero, Alex R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-2

  • Crime Mapping: Spatial and Temporal Challenges

    Ratcliffe, Jerry

    Pages 5-24

  • Look Before You Analyze: Visualizing Data in Criminal Justice

    Maltz, Michael D.

    Pages 25-52

  • Group-Based Trajectory Modeling: An Overview

    Nagin, Daniel S.

    Pages 53-67

  • General Growth Mixture Analysis with Antecedents and Consequences of Change

    Petras, Hanno (et al.)

    Pages 69-100

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eBook $74.99
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Hardcover $249.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1388-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Quantitative Criminology
Editors
  • Alex R. Piquero
  • David Weisburd
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights In India: Aditya Books (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-77650-7
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-77650-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-77649-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1388-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 787
Number of Illustrations and Tables
94 b/w illustrations
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