A shorter, simplified, paperback, and less expensive version of Fox and Levin's popular introduction to statistics in criminal justice, written specifically for students without a strong background in mathematics.
- Adapted from Elementary Statistics in Criminal Justice Research, 2/e, by Fox/Levin (Allyn & Bacon, 2002) with simplified discussions and removal of alternative and group formulas, as well as some non-parametric tests.
- Retains most conceptual explanations, effective pedagogical devices, and the step-by-step style of illustrating computational techniques from the main text.
- Designed with numerous examples and clear explanations as to why particular statistical methods are used in criminal justice research.
- Abundant "Step-by-Step Illustrations" of statistical procedures, set off from the text, clearly show students how to use statistical methods and numerous exercises help students practice and develop their skills..
- A "Looking at the Larger Picture" feature concludes each major part of the text and gives a broad understanding of it in the context of a criminal justice research problem.
- Conceptual questions at the end of each chapter test students on their conceptual understanding of statistics.
- Supplements available include a Student Workbook with datasets; Student SPSS Software 12.0, and a Statistics Calculator that can be used to solve many of the exercises in the text.