Handbook of Quantitative Criminology

  • Alex R. Piquero
  • David Weisburd

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Descriptive Approaches for Research and Policy: Innovative Descriptive Methods for Crime and Justice Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 4-4
    2. Alex R. Piquero, David Weisburd
      Pages 1-2
    3. Daniel S. Nagin
      Pages 53-67
  3. Descriptive Approaches for Research and Policy: New Estimation Techniques for Assessing Crime and Justice Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Mark A. Cohen, Roger Bowles
      Pages 143-162
    3. Thomas A. Loughran, Edward P. Mulvey
      Pages 163-180
    4. David B. Wilson
      Pages 181-208
    5. Jean Marie McGloin, David S. Kirk
      Pages 209-224
    6. Stephen D. Mastrofski, Roger B. Parks, John D. McCluskey
      Pages 225-247
  4. New Directions in Assessing Design, Measurement and Data Quality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 250-250
    2. James P. Lynch, Lynn A. Addington
      Pages 251-272
    3. Robert Brame, Michael G. Turner, Ray Paternoster
      Pages 273-288
    4. Jennifer Roberts, Julie Horney
      Pages 289-312
    5. Chester L. Britt, David Weisburd
      Pages 313-332

About this book


The Handbook of Quantitative Criminology is designed to be the authoritative volume on methodological and statistical issues in criminology and criminal justice. At a time when this field is gaining in sophistication and dealing with ever more complex empirical problems, this volume seeks to provide readers with a clear and up to date guide to quantitative criminology. Authored by leading scholars in criminology/criminal justice, the Handbook contains 35 chapters on topics in the following key areas: (1) research design, (2) experimental methods, (3) methods for overcoming data limitations, (4) innovative descriptive methods, (5) estimation techniques for theory and policy, (6) topics in multiple regression, and (7) new directions in statistical analysis. The contributions are written to be accessible to readers with a basic background in statistics and research methods, but they also provide a cutting edge view of statistical and methodological problems and questions. This book will be the go-to book for new and advanced methods in the field that will provide overviews of the key issues, with examples and figures as warranted, for students, faculty, and researchers alike.


Crime Crime Mapping Criminal Behavior Criminal Justice Criminology Criminology Methods Criminology Statistics Experimental Criminology Multivariate Modeling Quantitative Criminology Quasi-Experiments

Editors and affiliations

  • Alex R. Piquero
    • 1
  • David Weisburd
    • 2
  1. 1.College of CriminologyFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeU.S.A.
  2. 2.Inst. CriminologyHebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-77650-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-77649-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-77650-7
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