Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Second Edition
Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Second Edition is an introductory statistics text for undergraduate criminology and criminal justice majors. The topics and engaging presentation style are targeted to students who have a basic background in algebra but who have had little or no exposure to the study of statistics. The overarching goals of the book are to demonstrate to students that statistics used in criminal justice can be enlightening and eye-opening and, that pre-conceived notions of their academic inadequacies coming into the course are false.
Using IBM® SPSS® Statistics for Research Methods and Social Science Statistics, Fifth Edition
Now in its Fifth Edition, William Wagner’s Using SPSS for Social Statistics and Research Methods has come to be trusted as a reliable and student-friendly resource for those learning to use the SPSS software for the first time. Ideal as a companion to a statistics or research methods text or as a stand-alone guide, this supplementary text shows readers how to use images and directions drawn from SPSS Version 22.0 and now uses the latest version of the GSS (General Social Survey) as a secondary data set. It is designed as an ideal manual for SPSS use for social statistics and research methods classes.
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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, Police Quarterly, Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, and the Journal of Criminal Justice Education. In addition to Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice, she is author of Criminal Justice Policy: Origins and Effectiveness (Oxford University Press) and co-author of Key Ideas in Criminology and Criminal Justice (SAGE Publications). Additionally, she co-edits Race and Justice: An International Journal, published by SAGE.
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