Research Methods In Criminal Justice

Required Textbook: Hagan, Frank E., Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology, Pearson Education,Inc., 2014. ISBN: 978-0-13-300861-6.

Answer the Review Questions at the end of Chapter 6: APA Formatting, no plagiarism, answer in an essay format and like teaching others.

1.  What are some distinct advantages of interviewing as a data-gathering strategy? Discuss some interviewing aids which further enhance this technique.

2. Suppose you were the director of a research project and assigned the task of running a short training program for interviewers. What are some specific points you would present?

3. Compare the NCVS with the UCR as measures of crime in the United States.

4. What are some methodological problems in victim surveys as well as some means of controlling for them?

5. What are some techniques employed in telephone surveys, particularly in those that are designed to overcome identified shortcomings of telephone surveys?

6. What impact does the wording of questions have on response in surveys, public opinion polls, and victim surveys?

7. Discuss some redesign features of the NCVS particularly as it relates to the measurement of domestic violence.