This textprovides a streamlinedand accessibleintroduction tostatistics for students in sociology, criminal justice, political science, social work, and other social sciences. This text offers an essential and accessible overview to the introduction to social statistics. Clearly written with detailed step-by-step illustrations of statistical procedures, this text provides clear and logical explanations for the rationale and use of statistical methods of social research. Numerous end-of-chapter questions in every chapter reinforce key concepts to students.
About the Author
Jack Levin, Ph.D. is the Brudnick Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Northeastern University in Boston, where he co-directs its Center on Violence and Conflict. He has authored or co-authored 30 books, including the recently published volumes Serial Killers and Sadistic Murderers-Up Close and Personal and The Violence of Hate. Dr. Levin was honored by the Massachusetts Council for Advancement and Support of Education as its "Professor of the Year" and by the American Sociological Association with its Public Understanding of Sociology Award. He has spoken to a wide variety of community, academic, and professional groups, including the White House Conference on Hate Crimes, the Department of Justice, the Department of Education, OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (a membership of 59 countries) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. James Alan Fox, Ph.D. is the Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, Law, and Public Policy at Northeastern University. He has written 18 books, including his newest, Violence and Security on Campus: From Preschool through College. He has also published dozens of journal and magazine articles, and hundreds of freelance columns in newspapers around the country. Fox often gives keynote talks and testimony before Congress and in criminal and civil courts. He has briefed various leaders here and abroad, including President Clinton, Attorney General Reno and Princess Anne of Great Britain. Finally, Fox was honored in 2007 by the Massachusetts Committee against the Death Penalty with the Hugo Adam Bedau Award for excellence in capital punishment scholarship and by Northeastern University with the 2008 Klein Lectureship.