Description Snapshots of Research de Richard D. Hartley:
"Snapshots of Research: Readings in Criminology and Criminal Justice" is a supplemental textbook comprised of scholarly articles exemplifying research methods in criminology and criminal justice. The variety of readings will provide the student with a grasp of the fundamentals of research, as well as a more in depth understanding of each of the specific methods used in everyday life. Each chapter in the book will have an introduction preceding each article discussing the basic procedures of the method along with its strengths and limitations. The research articles are some of the most recent and best examples of research that have been published in academic journals.
Richard D. Hartley is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He holds a Ph.D. from the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He teaches courses relating to criminal courts and the administration of justice as well as research methods and statistics. Dr. Hartley's research interests include prosecutorial and judicial discretion, race/ethnicity and crime, and quantitative methods. He has been involved with a number of research projects analyzing sentencing outcomes, especially those for federal narcotics and immigration offenders. Some of his recent and forthcoming publications appear in Aggression and Violent Behavior, Crime and Delinquency, Criminal Justice Review, Journal of Criminal Justice, and Journal of Pediatrics.