"This informative reference volume features the key papers in the growing field of Quantitative criminology. The papers provide examples of the importation of statistical methods from other fields to criminology, the adaptation of such methods to special criminological problems through introspection, and the development of new innovative statistical approaches. The volume illustrates the growing sophistication and maturation of Quantitative methods in this field. Divided into five parts: research design, sampling, issues in measurement, descriptive analysis and causal analysis, it will be of interest to anyone concerned with criminology and criminal justice, as well as those with specialized interests in Quantitative methods."--Provided by publisher.
First published 2005 by Ashgate Publishing.
Formatted Contents Note
part Part I Research Design and Study Outcomes chapter 1 Lawrence W. Sherman and Richard A. Berk (1984), 'The Specific Deterrent Effects of Arrest for Domestic Assault', American Sociological Review, 49, pp. 261-72 chapter 2 Richard A. Berk, Heather Ladd, Heidi Graziano and Jong-Ho Baek (2003), 'A Randomized Experiment Testing Inmate Classification Systems', Criminology and Public Policy, 2, pp. 215-42 chapter 3 David Weisburd, Cynthia M. Lum and Anthony Petrosino (2001), 'Does Research Design Affect Study Outcomes in Criminal Justice?', Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 578, pp. 50-70 chapter 4 Mark W. Lipsey and David B. Wilson (1993), 'The Efficacy of Psychological, Educational, and Behavioral Treatment: Confirmation from Meta-Analysis', American Psychologist, 48, pp. 1181-209 part Part II Quantitative Issues in Sampling chapter 5 Robert Brame and Raymond Paternoster (2003), 'Missing Data Problems in Criminological Research: Two Case Studies', Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 19, pp. 55-78 chapter 6 David Weisburd with Anthony Petrosino and Gail Mason (1993), 'Design Sensitivity in Criminal Justice Experiments', Crime and Justice, 17, pp. 337-79 chapter 7 Douglas A. Smith and Raymond Paternoster (1990), 'Formal Processing and Future Delinquency: Deviance Amplification as Selection Artifact', Law and Society Review, 24, pp. 1109-131 part Part III Issues in Measurement chapter 8 John I. Kitsuse and Aaron V. Cicourel (1963), 'A Note on the Uses of Official Statistics', Social Problems, 11, pp. 131-39 chapter 9 Albert D. Biderman and Albert J. Reiss Jr (1967), 'On Exploring the chapter 10 Michael R. Geerken (1994), 'Rap Sheets in Criminological Research: Considerations and Caveats', Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 10, pp. 3-21 chapter 11 Julie Horney and Ineke Haen Marshall (1992), 'An Experimental Comparison of Two Self-Report Methods for Measuring Lambda', Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 29, pp. 102-21 chapter 12 Janet L. Lauritsen (1998), 'The Age-Crime Debate: Assessing the Limits of Longitudinal Self-Report Data', Social Forces, 77, pp. 127-54 chapter 13 David P. Farrington, Rolf Loeber, Magda Stouthamer-Loeber, Welmoet B. van Kammen and Laura Schmidt (1996), 'Self-reported Delinquency and a Combined Delinquency Seriousness Scale Based on Boys, Mothers, and Teachers: Concurrent and Predictive Validity for African-Americans and Caucasians', Criminology, 34, pp. 493-517 part Part IV Descriptive Analysis of Quantitative Data chapter 14 Michael D. Maltz (1998), 'Visualizing Homicide: A Research Note', Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 14, pp. 397-410 chapter 15 David M. Kennedy, Anthony A. Braga and Anne M. Piehl (1998), 'The (Un)known Universe: Mapping Gangs and Gang Violence in Boston', in Crime Mapping and Crime Prevention, D. Weisburd and T. McEwen (eds), Crime Prevention Studies, 7, pp. 219-62 chapter 16 Arnold Barnett, Alfred Blumstein and David P. Farrington (1989), 'A Prospective Test of a Criminal Career Model', Criminology, 27, pp. 373-88 chapter 17 Kenneth C. Land and Daniel S. Nagin (1996), 'Micro-Models of Criminal Careers: A Synthesis of the Criminal Careers and Life Course Approaches via Semiparametric Mixed Poisson Regression Models, with Empirical Applications', Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 12, pp. 163-91 chapter 18 Shawn D. Bushway, Terence P. Thornberry and Marvin D. Krohn (2003), 'Desistance as a Developmental Process: A Comparison of Static and Dynamic Approaches', Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 19, pp. 129-53 chapter 19 David Weisburd, Shawn Bushway, Cynthia Lum and Sue-Ming Yang (2004), 'Trajectories of Crime at Places: A Longitudinal Study of Street Segments in the City of Seattle', Criminology, 42, pp. 283-321 part Part V Causal Modelling chapter 20 Ian Ayres and Steven D. Levitt (1998), 'Measuring Positive Externalities from Unobservable Victim Precaution: An Empirical Analysis of Lojack', Quarterly Journal of Economics, 113, pp. 43-77 chapter 21 David McDowall, Colin Loftin and Brian Wiersema (1992), 'A Comparative Study of the Preventive Effects of Mandatory Sentencing Laws for Gun Crimes', Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 83, pp. 378-94 chapter 22 David F. Greenberg (2001), 'Time Series Analysis of Crime Rates', Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 17, pp. 291-327 chapter 23 D. Wayne Osgood (2000), 'Poisson-Based Regression Analysis of Aggregate Crime Rates', Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 16, pp. 21-43.