The Foundations of Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice

; Hyeyoung Lim

The Foundations of Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice underscores the purpose and role of statistics in criminal justice practice, emphasizes major analytical techniques, and covers two key types of statistics-descriptive and inferential. Les mer
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The Foundations of Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice underscores the purpose and role of statistics in criminal justice practice, emphasizes major analytical techniques, and covers two key types of statistics-descriptive and inferential. The text helps students build a fundamental background in analytical methods within the context of criminal justice.

Part I demonstrates the importance of statistics and its practical application within criminology and criminal justice. Part II introduces students to descriptive statistics. They learn about measures of central tendency and measures of variability within empirical research in the criminal justice system. In Part III, students examine the issues of probability and the normal curve, which explain how criminal justice data sources and research can be used for decision-making tools with an adequate degree of scientific validation. Part IV explores inferential statistics as a decision-making aid that plays a pivotal roles in criminal justice policy development and planning. The final section demonstrates practical applications within the discipline and summarizes analytical methods.

Accessible and engaging, The Foundations of Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice is an exemplary resource for courses in statistics in criminology and criminal justice.

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Kyung-shick Choi is the faculty director of Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity Programs at Boston University. He holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Choi is the editor-in-chief of The International Journal of Cybersecurity Intelligence and Cybercrime. His research focus is on the intersection of human behavior and technology, and how criminal justice can respond effectively to the challenges of cybercrime.

Hyeyoung Lim is an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She holds a Ph.D. in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University. Dr. Lim's research interests include police decision making, cyberpolicing, policy and program evaluation, and organizational behavior.