Welcome to the SAGE companion site for The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal JusticeEighth Edition!

The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Eighth Edition continues to demonstrate the vital role research plays in criminal justice by integrating in-depth, real-world case studies with a comprehensive discussion of research methods. By pairing research techniques with practical examples from the field, Ronet D. Bachman and Russell K. Schutt equip students to critically evaluate and confidently conduct research.

The Eighth Edition of this best-selling text contains a new Chapter 2 that describes the process of both inductive and deductive research using recent examples related to police behavior including body worn cameras. New methods are covered such as visual criminology and photo voice, and the authors have expanded the chapters that contain new sections on the importance of making sure samples, measurements, and methods are inclusive and sensitive to the diverse nature of our society. There is a new section in Writing a Journal Article and coverage of new developments such as the revision to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects and how that impacts research. Overall, the authors have referred to contemporary examples throughout, such as the increase in the use of social media, the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, mass participation in social movements including Black Lives Matter, increasing hate crimes across the globe, and increasing incidents of mass shootings in the U.S. This edition is also available for the first time in SAGE's award-winning Vantage courseware platform.

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We gratefully acknowledge Jeanne Ronet D. Bachman and Russell K. Schutt for writing an excellent text and creating the materials on this site.


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