This text teaches students how to analyze issues and use SPSS for criminal justice research. Provides guidance on how to conduct and analyze one's own surveys and comparing data collected with national data.
Organized into five sections, each prefaced by an editorial introduction, the Handbook covers: Crime and Criminals; Contextualizing Crimes in Space and Time: Networks, Communities and Culture; Perceptual Dimensions of Crime; Criminal Justice Systems: Organizations and Institutions; Preventing Crime and Improving Justice
'Noaks and Wincup's book is useful primarily to criminology students for its clarity, use of illustrative case studies, exercises and end-of-chapter suggested further reading' - The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice Criminological Research offers a comprehensive guide to both the theory and practice of qualitative criminological research.
A collection of books, journal articles, case studies, videos and reference materials published by SAGE Publications on research methods and design. Includes Sage Research Video: Market Research; Practical Research and Academic Skills; Data Science, and Big Data Analytics, and Digital Methods.