Advanced Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice

David Weisburd, David B. Wilson, Alese Wooditch, Chester Britt

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This book provides the student, researcher or practitioner with the tools to understand many of the most commonly used advanced statistical analysis tools in criminology and criminal justice, and also to apply them to research problems. The volume is structured around two main topics, giving the user flexibility to find what they need quickly. The first is “the general linear model” which is the main analytic approach used to understand what influences outcomes in crime and justice. It presents a series of approaches from OLS multivariate regression, through logistic regression and multi-nomial regression, hierarchical regression, to count regression. The volume also examines alternative methods for estimating unbiased outcomes that are becoming more common in criminology and criminal justice, including analyses of randomized experiments and propensity score matching. It also examines the problem of statistical power, and how it can be used to better design studies. Finally, it discusses meta analysis, which is used to summarize studies; and geographic statistical analysis, which allows us to take into account the ways in which geographies may influence our statistical conclusions.

Original languageAmerican English
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages550
ISBN (Electronic)9783030677381
ISBN (Print)9783030677374
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes

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  • Criminal Justice Methodology
  • Evidence-Based Research
  • Experimental Criminology
  • Experimental Design
  • Multivariate Regression
  • Quantitative Criminology
  • Research Design
  • Statistical Methods
  • Statistical Power


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