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Criminology is an empirical science. It involves the testing of claims about crime with data from the real world. CRIMINOLOGY: USING MICROCASE EXPLORIT, introduces students to this real world of criminological research and data. The goal of this workbook is to provide students with the opportunity to participate in the criminological enterprise. In each chapter, Messner introduces a particular topic of criminology and demonstrates how data are used to support, augment, and test the ideas proposed. He also provides worksheets that include review questions on the material covered; additional data analysis exercises are then provided to further explore the topics under investigation in each chapter. This unique text and software package teaches students how to use data to gain a better understanding of crime, and public opinions about crime.
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