Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice
- Ronet D. Bachman - University of Delaware, USA
- Russell K. Schutt - University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
Research Methods for Criminology & Criminal Justice
The authors are proud sponsors of the 2020 SAGE Keith Roberts Teaching Innovations Award—enabling graduate students and early career faculty to attend the annual ASA pre-conference teaching and learning workshop.Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice introduces students to the multifaceted subject of research methods and shows them why research is important in the field. This brief version of Ronet D. Bachman and Russell K. Schutt’s best-selling The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice simplifies complex concepts with real-world research examples found in everyday experiences in the criminology and criminal justice professions. The thoroughly revised Fifth Edition retains its celebrated strengths while breaking new ground with coverage of recently popular research methods and contemporary research findings.
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“Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice is full of useful content written in a way students will find understandable and engaging. Students will benefit from the way concepts are explained, highlighted, and used in the examples provided. The text goes beyond just presenting content to engaging students in the learning process while they are reading.”
“This book allows for an interactive learning environment even if the classroom is virtual. The key terms allows for easier sorting of the chapters and the chapter summaries simplifies all the information just taken in.”
“This text is an overview of research methods in the criminal justice fields, also pertaining to criminology. It provides a basic foundation of the topics in research methods but then also goes through an in-depth breakdown of each step a researcher would go through conducting their study.”
“I would tell my colleague that they would have to try this book for their research methods course. Why?—because it is easy for students to read and it is easy to construct a semester-long course around. Moreover, the clarity of the writing will reduce the amount of students who are confused. And, the companion websites are excellent. The instructor site provides everything needed for a semester-long class and the student site will help reduce the number of students who come into office hours confused.”
“…the text is the perfect balance of comprehensive and ease of understanding. Also, it relies upon realistic examples and offers many different resources to both professors and students.”
One of the few that include more than a passing glance at qualitative methods, plus options to include research on "Big Data", GIS, and more.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Science, Society, and Research…
Chapter 2: The Process and Problems of Research…