Learning Objectives

  1. Explain how secondary data analysis is different from the methods we have already examined in this book.
  2. Understand how socialnetwork analysis and crime mapping can be used for intelligence-led policing as well as basic research.
  3. Understand how computer technology has ushered in our ability to analyze Big Data and the effects this has had on criminal justice–related research.
  4. Describe the steps necessary when performing a content analysis.