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CJ 325: Research Methods (Hayden): Statistics

Your Resource

Criminal Victimization and Perceptions of Community Safety in 12 Cities, 1998. 

Smith, S. K., Steadman, G. W., Minton, T. D., & Townsend, M. (1999). Criminal Victimization and Perceptions of Community Safety in 12 Cities, 1998 (NCJ 173940). Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Retrieved from https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cvpcs98.pdf

Questions to Address in Evaluating your Resource

Look over the information provided at your link (e.g. abstract, publisher, tables) and then respond to the following questions:

  1. Who are the authors of this publication? Google the authors of the dataset and read about them in your publication.
     
    1. What is your evaluation of them as authors of this publication? 

  2. What is the publication date of the report? How could you find out whether this is the latest data this topic?

  3. Look over page v of the report. What do the authors tell you about the methodology? Why might this be important and/or helpful?

  4. What research question(s) could this source help you answer if you were to write a paper on community policing? Answer this question by also considering your overall evaluation of the source and whether you'd use the source or not. 

How your Source was Located

Located using the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, a government website linked to in your Criminal Justice Research Guide.

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