The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice (6th Edition) – eBook

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  • Authors: Ronet D. Bachman, Russell K. Schutt
  • File Size: 31 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 544 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc; 6th Edition
  • Publication Date: January 22, 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1506306810, 1544339127
  • ISBN-13: 9781506306810, 9781544339122

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About The Author

Ronet D. Bachman

Ronet D. Bachman

Dr. Ronet Bachman is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware. She is author of numerous books, articles and papers that examine the epidemiology and etiology of violence, with a particular emphasis on the elderly, women, and minority populations. Her most recent federally funded research examines the desistance trajectories of drug-involved offenders 10 years after release from prison using a mixed-method design.

Russell K. Schutt

Russell K. Schutt

Dr. Russell K. Schutt is the chair of sociology and a professor at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a lecturer on sociology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. He completed his BA, MA, and Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Chicago (1977) and a postdoctoral fellowship in the Sociology of Social Control Training Program at Yale University (1979).

Most of his book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles focus on the effect of social context on satisfaction, functioning, cognition, and recidivism, the orientations of service recipients and of service and criminal justice personnel, and the organization of health and social services. He is currently a co-investigator for a randomized trial of peer support for homeless dually diagnosed veterans, funded by the Veterans Administration.

The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice, 6th Edition continues to show the vital role research plays by integrating in-depth, real-world case studies with a comprehensive discussion of research methods. By coupling research techniques with practical examples from the field, Ronet D. Bachman and Russell K. Schutt equip students to analyze and conduct research. Covering research findings from critical areas in criminal justice, such as police use of force, race, and cybercrime, this textbook helps college students understand the importance of research and not just the process.

The 6th Edition of this best-selling textbook preserves the strengths of previous editions while breaking ground with upcoming research methods, enhanced tools for learning in the text and online, and contemporary, exciting research findings. College students engage with the broad realm of new research methods available to them, delve deeper into topics relevant to their field of study, and take advantage of the wide variety of new exercises to help them practice as they learn.


“Many examples of criminal justice research studies” — Eileen M. Ahlin

“Making research accessible to college students (increasing their confidence)” — Sanjay Marwah

“By far the most comprehensive research methods textbook in criminal justice and criminology” — S. Hakan Can

“This is my primary textbook and because the ebook is both concise and accessible I plan to continue to use it.” — Mark G. Harmon

“…It is more extensive than the previous ebooks I used…I anticipate that students will find this textbook easy to understand.” — Raymund E.Narag

“Thorough coverage of the topics…exhaustive use of learning and teaching aids (highlights, exercises, and key term descriptions)” — Charles E. Wilson

“The clear and concise writing of the material eases understanding. Reading this textbook is not an overwhelming task for my class students.” — Margaret Pate

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