Statistics in Criminal Justice

Authors: Weisburd, David, Britt, Chester

  • New edition contains two new chapters, computer exercises with SPSS and Stata
  • Written for use as a classroom text and suitable as a reference for researchers
  • Emphasizes and illustrates how different types of criminal justice research influence the outcome of statistical results
  • Uses real-life examples of criminal justice research
  • Includes 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 application and interpretation of statistics in research in crime and justice. This text is meant for both students and researchers who want to gain a basic understanding of common statistical methods used in this field. In general, the text relies on 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, as the statistical methods discussed become more complex and demanding to compute, there is increasing use and integration of statistical software. This approach is meant to provide the reader with an accessible, yet sophisticated understanding of statistics that can be used to examine real-life criminal justice problems with popular statistical software programs. The primary goal of the text is to give students and researchers a basic understanding of statistical concepts and methods that will leave them with the confidence and the tools for tackling more complex problems on their own.

New to the 4th Edition

·         New chapter on experimental design and the analysis of experimental data.

·         New chapter on multi-level models, including growth-curve models.

·        New computer exercises throughout the text to illustrate the use of both SPSS and Stata.

·         Revision of exercises at the end of each chapter that places greater emphasis on using statistical software.

·         Additional resources on the text’s web site for instructors and students, including answers to selected problems, syntax for replicating text examples in SPSS and Stata, and other materials that can be used to supplement the use of the text.

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 (23 chapters)

  • Introduction: Statistics as a Research Tool

    Weisburd, David (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Measurement: The Basic Building Block of Research

    Weisburd, David (et al.)

    Pages 13-35

  • Representing and Displaying Data

    Weisburd, David (et al.)

    Pages 36-64

  • Describing the Typical Case: Measures of Central Tendency

    Weisburd, David (et al.)

    Pages 65-93

  • How Typical Is the Typical Case?: Measuring Dispersion

    Weisburd, David (et al.)

    Pages 94-124

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eBook $69.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-7762-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Statistics in Criminal Justice
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-9170-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-9170-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-9169-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7762-5
Edition Number
4
Number of Pages
XVII, 783
Number of Illustrations and Tables
76 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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