Welcome to the Companion Site!

This site is intended to enhance your use of Essentials of Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice, First Edition, by Raymond Paternoster and Ronet D. Bachman. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material.

Essentials of Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice helps students understand the vital role that research and statistics play in the study of criminology and criminal justice by showing them how to conduct and interpret statistics in real-world settings with a step-by-step approach to solving problems. This practical, applied approach offers students the fundamentals of descriptive and inferential statistics in a concise and easy-to-understand format—avoiding complicated proofs and discussions of statistical theory. The examples and case studies provide relevant examples for criminology and criminal justice students, and deal with contemporary issues related to crime, corrections, police, and the judicial system. Students will not only learn about the “how to” in statistics, but they will also recognize its importance in today’s criminal justice system.


We gratefully acknowledge Raymond Paternoster and Ronet D. Bachman for writing an excellent text and for reviewing the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to Teddy Wilson for creating the ancillaries on this site.