Publisher description for Statistics for criminology and criminal justice / Ronet Bachman, Raymond Paternoster.
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The only book that introduces students to the statistical methods of criminology and criminal justice and shows how they are actually used. Each chapter combines instruction in statistical analysis with investigations of key research questions in our field: what are the causes of crime? Is arrest a deterrent intimate partner assault? do boot camps reduce recidivism? It can be used at either the introductory or intermediate levels. The text contains in-depth coverage of descriptive statistics, including graphical displays of data and exploratory data analysis, along with bivariate and multivariate analyses. emphasis is placed equally on calculation and interpretation. This book offers a detailed explanation of statistical analysis that is easy to comprehend.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Criminal statistics