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The Encyclopedia of Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice

2 Volume Set

Barnes, J. C. / Forde, David R. (Editor)

The Wiley Series of Encyclopedias in Criminology & Criminal Justice


1. Edition September 2021
960 Pages, Hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-119-11072-9
John Wiley & Sons

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The most comprehensive reference work on research designs and methods in criminology and criminal justice

This Encyclopedia of Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice offers a comprehensive survey of research methodologies and statistical techniques that are popular in criminology and criminal justice systems across the globe. With contributions from leading scholars and practitioners in the field, it offers a clear insight into the techniques that are currently in use to answer the pressing questions in criminology and criminal justice.

The Encyclopedia contains essential information from a diverse pool of authors about research designs grounded in both qualitative and quantitative approaches. It includes information on popular datasets and leading resources of government statistics. In addition, the contributors cover a wide range of topics such as: the most current research on the link between guns and crime, rational choice theory, and the use of technology like geospatial mapping as a crime reduction tool. This invaluable reference work:
* Offers a comprehensive survey of international research designs, methods, and statistical techniques
* Includes contributions from leading figures in the field
* Contains data on criminology and criminal justice from Cambridge to Chicago
* Presents information on capital punishment, domestic violence, crime science, and much more
* Helps us to better understand, explain, and prevent crime

Written for undergraduate students, graduate students, and researchers, The Encyclopedia of Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice is the first reference work of its kind to offer a comprehensive review of this important topic.

Volume I

About the Editors [to come from Barnes]

List of Contributors [Production to compile]

Preface [to come from Barnes]

Introduction [to come from Miller

Part 1: Crime Measurement

British Social Attitudes

The Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development: New Findings

The Campbell Collaboration

Construct Validity

Crime Mapping/Geospatial information systems

CrimeStat IV

The Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study: Methods of a 40+ Year Longitudinal Study

FBI Supplementary Homicide Reports

Forensic Science

General Social Survey (Canada) - Crime Victimization

The General Social Surveys

Geographies of Crime

Levels of Measurement in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Life history calendar method

Measurement Reliability

Measurement Validity

National Centre for Crime and Justice Statistics, Australia

National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS)

National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) in Criminology

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997

Online Survey Research

The Pathways to Desistence Study: A Longitudinal Examination of Serious Offenders

The Project in Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods

Rochester Youth Development Study and Rochester Intergenerational Study

Space-Time Budget methodology: facilitating social ecology of crime in the Peterborough Adolescent and Young Adult Development Study

The Study of Crime Rates

Uniform Crime Reports

Victim Surveys

Violence and the Personal Safety Survey Australia

World Health Organization Multi-Country Study on Women's Health and Domestic Violence Against Women

Part 2: Theory

The Chicago School's Contribution to Criminological Theory and Methods

Critical Criminological Methods

Deconstruction in Criminology

Ethics and Criminology and Criminal Justice: from conceptualising to conduct

Grounded Theory

Inductive Reasoning

Postmodern Methodologies in Criminology and Criminal Justice


Situational and spatio-temporal characteristics of crime

Social Ecology

Part 3: Research Design

Anonymity and Confidentiality

Cohort Studies in Criminology

Conflict of Interest

Fixed- and Mixed-Effects Quantitative Analysis

Hawthorne Effect

History of the Hawthorne Effect

Human Subjects

Implementation Evaluation

Informed Consent

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Kansas City Preventive Patrol Experiment

Longitudinal Analysis in Criminology and Criminal Justice


The Opt-In Internet Survey

Outcome Evaluation

Performance Measures in Criminal Justice Programming

The Philadelphia Foot Patrol Experiment

Program Evaluation

Program Fidelity

Quasi-Experimental Research Design


Randomized Controlled Trial



Risk Assessment Research: An Examination of Nomenclature, Research Questions, and Analytic Strategies

Spuriousness (Confounding)

Statistical Power, P-values, and the Positive Predictive Value

Time Series Designs

Twin Studies

Type I and Type II Errors


Part 4: Qualitative Methods

Biography in criminology (source and product)

Comparative and Historical Analysis

Confirmation Bias

Content Analysis

Covert participant observation

Discourse analysis

Document Analysis

Drug Ethnography

Edge Ethnography

Interviewing, conversational

Interviewing, focus group

Interviewing, in-depth

Interviewing, photo elicitation


Qualitative Meta-synthesis

Qualitative Software Packages

Queer Methods in Criminology: Three Key Questions


Volume II

About the Editors [to come from Barnes]

List of Contributors [Production to compile]

Preface [to come from Barnes]

Introduction [to come from Miller]

Part 5: Quantitative Methods



Conjunctive Analysis of Case Configurations

Cost-Benefit Analysis in Criminology and Criminal Justice

The Costs of Crime

Crime Prediction/Forecasting

Crime Statistics and the Media

Cross-sectional Data

Data Management

Ecological Fallacy

Experimental designs (randomized experiments)

External Validity

Internal Validity



Missing Data in Criminology and Criminal Justice

OLS (Linear) Regression

Path Analysis

Secondary Data Analysis

Part 6: Research Topics

Biosocial Research Methods

Capital Punishment Research

Challenges of Victimization Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Conflict & radical criminology

Courts Research

Crime science

Criminal Career Research: An Overview of Past and Current Research Methods

Cross-national Research

Deterrence Research

Developmental & Life-Course Research

Domestic Violence Research

Environmental Crimes

Ethnography and Grounded Theory: Tales from Prison and Parole Settings

Evidence-Based Practice

Experimental Evaluation of Rap Music Attitudes

Gender & Crime Research

Genocide Research: Social and Economic Aspects

Guns and Crime Research

Homicide Research

Human Trafficking Research

Immigration Research

International Terrorism Research

Neurocriminology: Brain-based perspectives on antisocial behavior

Police legitimacy

Predictive Policing

Property Crimes

Qualitative Approaches to Research in Prisons and Parole

Recidivism Research

Research on Desistance

Researching 'active' offenders

Sex offending


Victimization and Victimology

Victims of Sex Crimes Research

Violent Offending

The Yale White-Collar Crime Project: A Foundation of Modern White-Collar Crime Research

Part 7: Organizations

Australian Bureau of Statistics

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission

Australian Institute of Criminology: Public sector criminological research

Bureau of Justice Assistance

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics

Criminal Victimisation in Australia - National Data

National Consortium on Violence Research (NCOVR)

The National Crime Victimization Survey

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

National Security

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003

Part 8: Statistical Methods/Programs

Bayes Statistical Analysis

Confirmatory Factor Analysis

Factor Analysis and Structural Equation Modeling

GeoDa (spatial statistical program)

Group-based trajectory modeling

Instrumental Variables Analysis

Logistic Regression

Modifiable areal unit problem


Propensity Score Matching

R (statistical software)

Regression Discontinuity in Criminal Justice Research

Risk Terrain Modeling (RTM)

STATA: Software for Statistics and Data Software

Statistical significance (P values)

Structural equation modeling

Survival Analysis (Regression)

Virtual Reality as a Research Method in Criminology

J.C. Barnes is Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati, USA.

David R. Forde retired as Professor and Chair of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of North Florida, USA. Previously, he was Associate Dean of Liberal Arts and Life Sciences at the University of North Texas at Dallas, USA, Professor of Sociology, University of Alabama, and Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Memphis.

J. C. Barnes, University of Cincinnati, USA; D. R. Forde, University of North Florida, USA