Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice
Author: Gau, Jacinta M.
Brand: SAGE Publications, Inc
Number Of Pages: 456
Release Date: 02-03-2018
Details: Product Description An Introduction to Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Third Edition demonstrates how statistics is relevant to your life and future career by illustrating the logical connections between basic statistical concepts and their real-world implications in criminology and criminal justice. Written for students with a limited mathematical background, author Jacinta Gau eases any anxiety around statistics by simplifying the overarching goal of each statistical technique and providing step-by-step instructions for working through the formulas and numbers. You will use real data from the field to build a foundational knowledge of statistics, rather than merely memorizing key terms or formulas. New to the Third Edition NEW Thinking Critically feature encourages you to apply the concepts from the chapter to real-life scenarios, with open-ended questions that are designed to inspire you to think about the nuances of science, statistics, and their application to criminal justice. Additional illustrations and examples in every chapter keep you engaged with the content and offer ample opportunities for you to practice the techniques. New and updated data sets from a wide range of relevant sources, such as the NCVS and UCR, BJS, LEMAS, the Census of Jails, and much more have been incorporated to give you insights into the state of criminal justice research today. New research on critical topics encourages you to discuss changes happening in the field such as the Census of Jails, inmate-on-staff assaults in prisons, and homicide rates. Practicing Statistics Whiteboard Videos, available in SAGE edge, walk you through statistical calculations to reinforce key concepts. Review "[Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice] is well-written and logically organized so that it is easy for instructors to adopt (without having to jump around in the book). It is a great textbook for undergrads who are being exposed to statistics in the field for the first time and for Master’s students who need a better grasp of the fundamentals of statistics before taking more advanced courses (the SPSS exercises are especially useful for a graduate level students who are novice SPSS users)." -- Calli M. Cain "This is a thorough introductory text with a lot of good, interesting examples and descriptions of data sources." -- Kyleigh Clark "A must-have textbook for Instructors and students alike in the fields of Criminology and Criminal Justice. The book is user-friendly." -- Bonny Mhlanga "Great textbook that provides easy to read examples and comprehensive topics." -- Egbert Zavala "[Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice] does an excellent job with providing students a conceptual foundation to the application of statistical techniques. It provides just enough detail, does not shy away from the presentation of formulas, and emphasizes the application and interpretation of statistical analysis. It also uses illustrations in a judicious manner to present relevant concepts. The chapter review problems are an invaluable resource for students." -- Albert M. Kopak "…well-constructed and comprehensive of hypothesis testing and offers a good approach using a clear method of calculation." -- Elias Nader "A great introduction to statistics text that is well organized, easy to understand, and provides students with access to real-life data." -- Jane C. Daquin About the Author Jacinta M. Gau, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida. She received her doctorate from Washington State University in 2008. Her primary areas of research are policing and criminal justice policy, and she has a strong quantitative background. Dr. Gau’s work has appeared in journals such as Justice Quarterly, British Journal of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Crime & Delinquency, Criminology & Public Policy, P
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