Journals Higher Education

$47.95

Paperback

02 April 2008

368 Pages | 11 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195340860


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Researching Theories of Crime and Deviance

Charis E. Kubrin, Thomas D. Stucky, and Marvin D. Krohn

Researching Theories of Crime and Deviance offers a critical evaluation of the research methods that generate data, bridging the gap between theory and research in the study of crime and deviant behavior. This unique resource challenges students to carefully appraise--rather than blindly accept--the research techniques that are used to produce theories and scholarship.

In clear and engaging language, noted criminologists Charis E. Kubrin, Thomas D. Stucky, and Marvin D. Krohn assess the various research methods that have been used to test nine theoretical perspectives of crime. As they examine the processes and challenges of conducting theoretically directed research, the authors focus on sampling, measurement, and analytical issues.

A dynamic and compelling text, Researching Theories of Crime and Deviance demystifies the research process, encouraging students to become better informed readers and researchers.

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