It’s critical for students to learn how to collect and analyze social science data to understand the nature of crime and theories of why crime occurs. Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice: Analysis and Interpretation does just that. It teaches how to collect, organize, record, analyze, interpret, and apply statistical information to prepare students for their careers or graduate study.
With nearly 40 years of combined teaching experience and 15 years of revising editions, Drs. Walker and Maddan have crafted an engaging and understandable presentation of theory and the application of statistical analysis in the updated and modernized Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Fifth Edition. They focus on data collection, knowing which statistics to use with what data, how to interpret output of SPSS (an IBM company), explanations and demonstrations of statistical procedures, why procedures give the results they do, how to interpret the output of statistical analyses, and more
Jeffery T. Walker, PhD
Dr. Walker is a professor and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and a professor in the Department of Health Behavior at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He has written 10 books and almost a hundred journal articles and book chapters. He has obtained over $15 million in grants from the Department of Justice, National Institute of Drug Abuse, National Science Foundation, Centers for Disease Control, and others. He is a past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and his editorial experience includes service as editor of the Journal of Criminal Justice Education.
Sean Maddan, PhD
Dr.Maddan is associate professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of West Georgia. His research areas include criminological theory, statistics, research methods, and the efficacy of sex offender registration and notification laws. He is past president of the Southern Criminal Justice Association. Previous publications include articles in Justice Quarterly, Journal of Crime and Justice, American Journal of Criminal Justice, and Journal of Criminal Justice. Dr. Maddan has also authored/co-authored several books.
Problem-solving is a core element to understanding and applying statistical analysis, and the Fifth Edition is unparalleled in the tools it provides to unlock this complex subject. This rich resource allows students copious opportunities to practice and learn-by-doing by working through numerous exercises as they read through the chapter content, allowing immediate practice of key concepts, equations, and calculations.
Furthermore, we offer students additional hands-on learning with a NEW Student Practice Workbook in fillable PDF format containing practice exercises and Sample Data Sets (both in SPSS and Excel) to enhance data sets and activities presented in the book. Every new print copy of the Fifth Edition includes access to the Navigate Companion Website containing the workbook along with an interactive glossary and practice quizzes.