A concise paperback based on Maxfield/Babbie¿s best-selling, RESEARCH METHODS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIMINOLOGY, this ¿basics¿ version combines accessibility and a conversational writing style with Michael G. Maxfield¿s expertise in criminology and criminal justice. In fewer than 400 pages, BASICS OF RESEARCH METHODS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIMINOLOGY, 3e introduces students to the core of criminal justice research. It utilizes the most current, real data and features coverage of such key issues as ethics, causation, validity, field research, research design, and more. The Third Edition includes expanded coverage of web-based research and how to access and utilize new CJ data sets. Balancing coverage of both qualitative and quantitative methods, the text is packed with real-world examples, practical applications, and Internet research exercises.Kindle textbooks are functionally equivalent to the print textbook. In some cases, individual items such as ancillary images or multimedia have been removed for digital delivery due to rights restrictions.