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Title Handbook of quantitative criminology / Alex R. Piquero, David Weisburd, editors.
Imprint New York ; London : Springer, 2010.

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Subject Criminology -- Research -- Methodology.
Criminal statistics.
Alt Name Piquero, Alexis Russell.
Weisburd, David.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 787 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Alex R. Piquero and David Weisburd -- pt. I-A. Descriptive approaches for research and policy : innovative descriptive methods for crime and justice problems -- Crime mapping : spatial and temporal challenges / Jerry Ratcliffe -- Look before you analyze : visualizing data in criminal justce / Michael D. Maltz -- Group-based trajectory modeling : an overview / Daniel S. Nagin -- General growth mixture analysis with antecedents and consequences of change / Hanno Petras and Katheryn Masyn -- Spatial regression models in criminology : modeling social processes in the spatial weights matrix / George E. Tita and Steven M. Radil -- Mixed method research in criminology : why not go both ways? / Shadd Maruna -- pt. I-B. Descriptive approaches for research and policy : new estimation techniques for assessing crime and justice policy -- Estimating the cost of crime / Mark A. Cohen and Roger Bowles -- Estimating treatment effects : matching quantification to the question / Thomas A. Loughran and Edward P. Mulvey -- Meta-analysis / David B. Wilson -- Social network analysis / Jean Marie McGloin and David S. Kirk -- Systematic social observations in criminology / Stephen D. Mastrofski, Roger B. Parks, and John D. McCluskey -- pt. II. New directions in assessing design, measurement and data quality -- Identifying and addressing response errors in self-report surveys / James P. Lynch and Lynn A. Addington -- Missing data problems in criminological research / Robert Brame, Michael G. Turner, and Ray Paternoster -- The life event calendar method in criminological research / Jennifer Roberts and Julie Horney -- Statistical power / Chester L. Britt and David Weisburd -- Descriptive validity and transparent reporting in randomised controlled trials / Amanda E. Perry -- Measurement error in criminal justice data / John Pepper, Carol Petrie, and Sean Sullivan -- Statistical models of life events and criminal behavior / D. Wayne Osgood -- pt. III-A. Estimation of impacts and outcomes of crime and justice : topics in experimental methods -- An introduction to experimental criminology / Lawrence W. Sherman -- Randomized block designs / Barak Ariel and David P. Farrington -- Construct validity : the importance of understanding the nature of the intervention under study / John S. Goldkamp -- Place randomized trials / Robert Boruch, David Weisburd, and Richard Berk -- Longitudinal-experimental studies / David P. Farrington, Rolf Loeber, and Brandon C. Welsh -- Multisite trials in criminal justice settings : trials and tribulations of field experiments / Faye S. Taxman and Anne Giuranna Rhodes -- pt. III-B. Estimation of impacts and outcomes of crime and justice : innovation in quasi-experimental design -- Propensity score matching in criminology and criminal justice / Robert J. Apel and Gary Sweeten -- Recent perspectives on the regression discontinuity design / Richard Berk -- Testing theories of criminal decision making : some empirical questions about hypothetical scenarios / M. Lynn Exum and Jeffrey A. Bouffard -- Instrumental variables in criminology and criminal justice / Shawn D. Bushway and Robert J. Apel -- pt. III-C. Estimation of impacts and outcomes of crime and justice : non-experimental approaches to explaining crime and justice outcomes -- Multilevel analysis in the study of crime and justice / Brian D. Johnson -- Logistic regression models for categorical outcomes variables / Chester L. Britt and David Weisburd -- Count models in criminology / John M. MacDonald and Pamela K. Lattimore -- Statistical analysis of spatial crime data / Wim Bernasco and Henk Elffers -- An introduction to statistical learning from a regression perspective / Richard Berk -- Estimating effects over time for single and multiple units / Laura Dugan -- Index.
Summary The Handbook of Quantitative Criminology is designed to be the authoritative volume on methodological and statistical issues in criminology and criminal justice. At a time when this field is gaining in sophistication and dealing with ever more complex empirical problems, this volume seeks to provide readers with a clear and up to date guide to quantitative criminology. Authored by leading scholars in criminology/criminal justice, the Handbook contains 35 chapters on topics in the following key areas: (1) research design, (2) experimental methods, (3) methods for overcoming data limitations, (4) innovative descriptive methods, (5) estimation techniques for theory and policy, (6) topics in multiple regression, and (7) new directions in statistical analysis. The contributions are written to be accessible to readers with a basic background in statistics and research methods, but they also provide a cutting edge view of statistical and methodological problems and questions. This book will be the go-to book for new and advanced methods in the field that will provide overviews of the key issues, with examples and figures as warranted, for students, faculty, and researchers alike.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780387776507
0387776508
9780387776491 (hbk.)
0387776494
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-0-387-77650-7
OCLC # 663096978
Additional Format Print version: Handbook of quantitative criminology. New York ; London : Springer, 2010 9780387776491 0387776494 (OCoLC)551365377