This is the only textbook I know of that provides a brief, concise introductory overview of secondary data analysis specifically in criminology/cj. great find for a graduate class especially.
A highly recommended text for conducting criminological research based on secondary data. The chapter on the legal dimensions of secondary data is particularly welcome and, although this is tailored to the US legal system, provides food for thought for researchers in the UK.
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