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The Handbook of Measurement Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Wiley, J,
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This volume of the series was designed to provide a comprehensive primer on the existing best practices and emerging developments in the study and design research on crime and criminology. The work as a whole includes chapters on the measurement of criminal typologies, the offenders, offending and victimization, criminal justice organizations, and specialized measurement techniques. Each chapter is written by experts in the field and they provide an excellent survey of the literature in the relevant area. More importantly, each chapter provides a description of the various methodological and substantive challenges presented in conducting research on these issues and denotes possible solutions to these dilemmas. An emphasis was placed on research that has been conducted outside of the United States and was designed to give the reader a broader more global understanding of the social context of research.
The goal of this volume is to provide a definitive reference for professionals in the field, researchers, and students. This volume in the Handbooks in Criminology and Criminal Justice series identifies the principal topical areas of research in this field and summarizes the various methodological and substantive challenges presented in conducting research on these issues. In each chapter, authors provide a summary of the prominent data collection efforts in the topical area, provide an overview of the current methodological work, discuss the challenges in the measurement of central concepts in the subject area, and identify new horizons emerging in data collection and measurement. We encouraged authors to discuss work conducted in an international context and to incorporate discussion of qualitative methodologies when appropriate.


Titel: The Handbook of Measurement Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Autoren/Herausgeber: Beth M. Huebner, Timothy S. Bynum (Hrsg.)
Aus der Reihe: Wiley Handbooks in Criminology
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9781118868782

Seitenzahl: 600
Format: 25 x 17,4 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Gewicht: 1,048 g
Sprache: Englisch

Dr. Beth M. Huebner is a Professor and Director of Graduate Programs in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Her research interests include prisoner reentry, criminal justice decision making, gendered perspectives on crime and justice, and public policy. She is the author or co-author of several scholarly articles and book chapters, and her work on incarceration and marriage was honored with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Donal MacNamara Award. She was also given the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice Wall of Fame: Young Alumni Award.
Dr. Timothy S. Bynum is a Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. He is the past Director of the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data, (NACJD), at the Inter-university Consortium on Political and Social Research, at the University of Michigan. Professor Bynum's current research includes the study of community-based interventions to reduce gang and gun violence, the implementation and assessment of an innovative neighborhood approach to violence in nine communities, and an assessment of the impact of residency restrictions for sex offenders. He previously conducted research on reentry programs for offenders released from prison, programs to reduce school violence, community based correctional alternatives for both adult and juvenile offenders, and gang intervention programs.

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