Measurement Issues in Criminology

  • Kimberly L. Kempf

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Thomas J. Bernard, R. Richard Ritti
    Pages 1-20
  3. Patrick G. Jackson
    Pages 21-50
  4. Sandra Wexler
    Pages 78-107
  5. Jeffrey A. Fagan
    Pages 108-137
  6. Elizabeth Piper Deschenes
    Pages 152-166
  7. Julie Horney, Cassia Spohn
    Pages 167-197
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 258-275

About this book


Measurement Issues in Criminology examines the techniques and procedures crucial to successful research. Topics appropriate for specific research designs, data sources, and analytic techniques are identified, as well as topics for which such measurement methods are inappropriate. Subjects explored include ethical obligations and social research, the offender's perspective, longitudinal research design, advantages of time series studies over other procedures when investigating important ques- tions of process and change, and the strength and weakness of studies utilizing secondary data sources.


Criminal Justice Criminology Delinquency Kriminalsoziologie Sozialisation socialisation sociology of crime

Editors and affiliations

  • Kimberly L. Kempf
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Administration of Justice, College of Arts & SciencesUniversity of Missouri-St. LouisSt. LouisUSA

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