Web Exercises

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  1. Go to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) website at www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs. Go to "Publications." Browse the list of publications for topics related to domestic violence. List the titles of all publications focusing on violence between intimate partners. Choose the most recent publication. How does the BJS define "intimate partners?" What are some of the characteristics of intimate partner violence? What trends are identified in the report?
  2. You have been assigned to write a paper on domestic violence and the law. To start, you would like to find out what the American Bar Association’s stance is on the issue. Go to the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence’s Web site at www.abanet.org/domviol/. Based on the ABA’s definition of domestic violence, develop and evaluate two or three research questions about domestic violence.
  3. Access an online issue of a criminal justice trade publication, a peer reviewed journal that focuses on quantitative research and a peer reviewed journal that focuses on qualitative research and examine the articles in each issue.  Identify the type of research for each article as using either deductive or inductive research.  Are there any patterns in research type in each type of journal?
  4. Examine the articles that have been published in any recent peer-reviewed, criminological journal.  Identify one study that you think has the most interesting findings.  Reflect on whether you think that the findings would be able to be reproduced in future replication studies.  Provide a detailed discussion of your viewpoint and why (or why not) you think the findings would (not) be replicated.