Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice

3rd Edition

Jacinta M. Gau
eISBN-13: 9781506391779

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"…It is a great textbook for undergrads who are being exposed to statistics in the field for the first time and for Master’s students who need a better grasp of the fundamentals of statistics before taking more advanced courses…"
—Calli M. Cain, University of Nebraska at Omaha

"A must-have textbook for Instructors and students alike in the fields of Criminology and Criminal Justice.  The book is user-friendly."
—Bonny Mhlanga, Western Illinois University

An Introduction to Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Third Edition demonstrates how statistics is relevant to a student’s life and future career by illustrating the logical connections between basic statistical concepts and their real-world implications in criminology and criminal justice. Written for students with a limited mathematical background, author Jacinta Gau eases student anxiety around statistics by simplifying the overarching goal of each statistical technique and providing step-by-step instructions for working through the formulas and numbers. Students use real data from the field to build a foundational knowledge of statistics, rather than merely memorizing key terms or formulas. 

New to the Third Edition

NEW Thinking Critically feature encourages students to apply the concepts from the chapter to real-life scenarios, with open-ended questions that are designed to inspire students to think about the nuances of science, statistics, and their application to criminal justice.  Additional illustrations and examples in every chapter keep students engaged with the content and offer ample opportunities for them to practice the techniques.  New and updated data sets from a wide range of relevant sources, such as the NCVS and UCR, BJS, LEMAS, the Census of Jails, and much more have been incorporated to give students insights into the state of criminal justice research today.  New research on critical topics encourages students to discuss changes happening in the field such as the Census of Jails, inmate-on-staff assaults in prisons, and homicide rates. Practicing Statistics Whiteboard Videos, available in SAGE edge, walk students through statistical calculations to reinforce key concepts.  Previous edition errors have been corrected by a statistician. 

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ISBNs 9781506391793, 150639177X, 9781506391762, 9781506391786, 9781506391786, 9781506391779, 9781506391786
Language English
Number of Pages 456
Edition 3rd