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The Second American Crime Drop

Butts, Jeffrey A. and Douglas N. Evans (2014). The Second American Crime Drop: Trends in Juvenile and Youth Violence. In Juvenile Justice Sourcebook, 2nd Edition (Wesley T. Church II, David Springer, and Albert R. Roberts (Editors), pp. 61-77. New York: Oxford University Press. Are today’s violent crime rates different from the rates of 30 years…Read More »

Basics of Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology

Maxfield, Michael G. and Earl Babbie (2015). Basics of Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology (3rd Edition). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. Updated edition of the leading undergraduate text on criminal justice research methods. Major changes include advice on framing research topics and reviewing research literature. Expanded examples of student research and collaboration with students.    …Read More »

Current Practice in the Juvenile Justice System

Butts, Jeffrey [committee member] with Simon Singer (2013).  Current Practice in the Juvenile Justice System (Chapter 3, pp. 49-88). In Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental Approach. Richard J. Bonnie, Robert L. Johnson, Betty M. Chemers, and Julie A. Schuck (Editors). Washington, DC: National Research Council of the National Academies. Report in Brief Juvenile justice is a…Read More »

Tyrannizing Strangers for Profit

Sung, Hung-En, Sheyla Delgado, Deysbel Pena, and Amalia Paladino (2013). Tyrannizing Strangers for Profit: Wage Theft, Cross-Border Migrant Workers, and the Politics of Exclusion in an Era of Global Economic Integration, in Brotherton, David C., Daniel L. Stageman, and Shirley P. Leyro (Editors), Outside Justice: Immigration and the Criminalizing Impact of Changing Policy and Practice,…Read More »

Reducing the Risks and Consequences of Crime Victimization in Schools

Butts, Jeffrey, Douglas Evans, and Jocelyn Fontaine (2012). Reducing the Risks and Consequences of Crime Victimization in Schools. In Victims of Crime. Robert C. Davis, Arthur J. Lurigio, and Susan Herman (Editors), Fourth Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc. Recent surveys of school administrators and students indicate that school crime is falling in the…Read More »

Mail Survey in Social Research

Alana Henninger and Hung-En Sung (2012). Mail Survey in Social Research, in Lior Gideon (Editor), Handbook of Survey Methodology for the Social Sciences, pp. 297-311. New York: Springer. This chapter begins with a concise overview of the long history of the use of mail survey in the Western civilization. Then it examines the three main…Read More »

Evaluation for Everyday Life

Maxfield, Michael G. (2012). Evaluation for Everyday Life, in The Reasoning Criminologist: Essays in Honour of Ronald V. Clarke (Graham Farrell and Nick Tilley, Eds.). London: Routledge. Clarke’s work has always emphasized applied research conducted by and for public officials. Evaluation for everyday life recalls Donald Campbell’s work and how it parallels Situational Crime Prevention….Read More »

Security and the Drop in Car Theft in the United States

Fujita, Shuryo and Michael G. Maxfield (2012). Security and the Drop in Car Theft in the United States, in The International Crime Drop: New Directions in Research, Jan van Dijk, Andromachi Tslenoi, and Graham Farrell (Eds.). London: Palgrave. The research literature is awash with explanations of crime declines. This volume, and our paper show that…Read More »

Estimating the Number of U.S. Vehicles Stolen for Export…

Block, Steven Ronald V. Clarke, Michael G. Maxfield, and Gohar Petrossian (2012). Estimating the Number of U.S. Vehicles Stolen for Export Using Crime Location Quotients, in Patterns, Prevention, and Geometry of Crime, Martin Andresen and Brian Kinney (Eds.). London: Routledge. Location quotients are simple measures of disproportionality that show concentrations of specific types of crime….Read More »

Better Research for Better Policies

Butts, Jeffrey A. and John Roman (2011). Better Research for Better Policies, in Juvenile Justice: Advancing Research, Policy, and Practice. Sherman, Francine and Francine Jacobs (Editors). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. To do their jobs effectively, policymakers, professionals, and community partners must be able to access high-quality information about the impact of policies and…Read More »

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