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Basic legal research for criminal justice and the social sciences

by James R. Acker

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Published by Aspen Publishers in Gaithersburg, Md .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States -- Legal research.,
    • Legal research -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      StatementJames R. Acker, Richard Irving.
      ContributionsIrving, Richard D.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF241.C75 A28 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 426 p. :
      Number of Pages426
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL693713M
      ISBN 100834210134
      LC Control Number97040978
      OCLC/WorldCa37748548

      maintained for use by others. The largest social science data archive is the Inter-university Consortium for political and Social Research (ICPSR), located at the University of Michigan. It has a special collection of criminal justice studies (the National Archives of Criminal Justice Data) maintained at the request of the National Institute File Size: KB. Research is critical to the development of sound criminal justice policy, as well as to the development of advanced technologies that support the work of law enforcement agencies. Sound evaluations of methods and existing Office of Justice Programs (OJP) grant programs are necessary to ensure the wise expenditure of taxpayer dollars.

      Criminology as Social Science V. Criminology as Social Science Numerous causal explanations that constitute theoretical criminology have been developed and tested; similarly, various research methods, both quantitative and qualitative, are regularly applied in the analysis of crime phenomena. About the Book. Introduction to Criminal Investigation, Processes, Practices, and Thinking is a teaching text designed to assist the student in developing their own structured mental map of processes, practices, and thinking to conduct criminal investigations.. Delineating criminal investigation into operational descriptors of tactical-response and strategic response while using illustrations /5(2).

      National Academy of Sciences. National Academy of Engineering. Institute of Medicine. National Research Council. The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit, self-perpetuating society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare. A paradigm of research that assumes social science inquiry is based on the notion that social science research is fundamentally different from research in the natural sciences. Rather than simply measure human behavior from the 'outside,' interpretive social scientists attempt to get 'inside' to understand the meaning behind human behavior.


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