The Handbook of Measurement Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Wiley Handbooks in Criminology and Criminal Justice 1. Aufl.
This volume of the series was designed to provide a comprehensive primer on the existing best practices and emerging developments in the study and design research on crime and criminology. The work as a whole includes chapters on the measurement of criminal typologies, the offenders, offending and victimization, criminal justice organizations, and specialized measurement techniques. Each chapter is written by experts in the field and they provide an excellent survey of the literature in the relevant area. More importantly, each chapter provides a description of the various methodological and substantive challenges presented in conducting research on these issues and denotes possible solutions to these dilemmas. An emphasis was placed on research that has been conducted outside of the United States and was designed to give the reader a broader more global understanding of the social context of research. The goal of this volume is to provide a definitive reference for professionals in the field, researchers, and students. This volume in the Handbooks in Criminology and Criminal Justice series identifies the principal topical areas of research in this field and summarizes the various methodological and substantive challenges presented in conducting research on these issues. In each chapter, authors provide a summary of the prominent data collection efforts in the topical area, provide an overview of the current methodological work, discuss the challenges in the measurement of central concepts in the subject area, and identify new horizons emerging in data collection and measurement. We encouraged authors to discuss work conducted in an international context and to incorporate discussion of qualitative methodologies when appropriate.
Notes on Contributors vii Introduction 1Beth M. Huebner and Timothy S. Bynum Part I Measurement of Criminal Typologies 7 1 Violent Crime 9Nicholas Corsaro 2 Cybercrime 29Thomas J. Holt 3 Juvenile Crime and Bullying 49Sean P. Varano and Joseph M. McKenna 4 Rape and Other Sexual Offending Behaviors 69Wesley G. Jennings and Bryanna Hahn Fox 5 White?]Collar and Corporate Crime 92Michael L. Benson, Jay Kennedy, and Matthew Logan 6 Human Trafficking 111Amy Farrell and Katherine Bright 7 Challenges in Measuring and Understanding Hate Crime 131Jack McDevitt and Janice A. Iwama Part II Offenders, Offending, and Victimization 157 8 Gangs and Gang Crime 159Chris Melde 9 Gendered Pathways to Crime 181Julie Yingling 10 Mental Health and Physical Studies 202Daryl G. Kroner and Maranda Quillen 11 Rehabilitation and Treatment Programming 223Faye S. Taxman and Brandy L. Blasko 12 Measuring Victimization: Issues and New Directions 249Leah E. Daigle, Jamie A. Snyder, and Bonnie S. Fisher Part III Criminal Justice Organizations and Outcomes 277 13 Community Policing and Police Interventions 279Michael J. Kyle and Joseph A. Schafer 14 Measurement Issues in Criminal Case Processing and Court Decision Making Research 303Brian D. Johnson and Christina D. Stewart 15 Sentencing Outcomes and Disparity 328Jared M. Ellison and Pauline K. Brennan 16 Correctional Interventions and Outcomes 351Eric Grommon and Jason Rydberg 17 How Theory Guides Measurement: Public Attitudes toward Crime and Policing 377Jonathan Jackson and Jouni Kuha 18 Measuring the Cost of Crime 416Matt DeLisi 19 School Crime and Safety 434Thomas Mowen, John Brent, and Aaron Kupchik 20 Traffic Stops, Race, and Measurement 452Kyle Mclean and Jeff Rojek Part IV Specialized Measurement Techniques 473 21 Self?]Reported Crime and Delinquency 475Scott Menard, Lisa C. Bowman?]Bowen, and Yi Fen Lu 22 Crime and the Life Course 496Lee Ann Slocum 23 Conducting Qualitative Interviews in Prison: Challenges and Lessons Learned 517Kristin Carbone?]Lopez 24 Spatial Analysis of Crime 535Steven M. Radil 25 Network Analysis 555Owen Gallupe Index 576
Dr. Beth M. Huebner is a Professor and Director of Graduate Programs in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Her research interests include prisoner reentry, criminal justice decision making, gendered perspectives on crime and justice, and public policy. She is the author or co-author of several scholarly articles and book chapters, and her work on incarceration and marriage was honored with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Donal MacNamara Award. She was also given the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice Wall of Fame: Young Alumni Award. Dr. Timothy S. Bynum is a Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. He is the past Director of the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data, (NACJD), at the Inter-university Consortium on Political and Social Research, at the University of Michigan. Professor Bynum's current research includes the study of community-based interventions to reduce gang and gun violence, the implementation and assessment of an innovative neighborhood approach to violence in nine communities, and an assessment of the impact of residency restrictions for sex offenders. He previously conducted research on reentry programs for offenders released from prison, programs to reduce school violence, community based correctional alternatives for both adult and juvenile offenders, and gang intervention programs.