This site is intended to enhance your use of Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice With Selected Readings First Edition by Ronet D. Bachman, Russell K. Schutt, and Peggy S. Plass. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material.
Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice: With Selected Readings is a unique resource for understanding the multifaceted subject of research methods in the field of criminology and criminal justice, amply illustrated by carefully selected and edited research articles from the leading journals in the field. Each of these articles features an introduction, written to draw the student’s attention to the specific concept(s) from the chapter that are illustrated in the article, and a series of questions about the article, designed to help the student think critically about and reflect on these concepts. In this way, students not only learn how to conduct research, but also learn why it is important to do so.
Building off the widely adopted Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice, the additional readings increase students’ understanding of complex issues being investigated in the field today and how those issues are being researched.
We gratefully acknowledge Ronet D. Bachman, Russell K. Schutt, and Peggy S. Plass for writing an excellent text and for reviewing the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to Carin Benning and Kevin Beaver for developing the ancillaries on this site.
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