cj 300 ch.1
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cj 300 ch.1
examining,including, or considering all elements or aspects.
stated clearly and in detail leaving no room for confusion or doubt.
extremely thorough exhaustive or accurate.
an act of asking for information - an official investigation
based on, concerned with or verifiable by observation or experience rather than theory or pure logic.
is a way of learning about crime and criminal justice.
reasoning from detailed facts to general principles.
deduction: reasoning from the general to the particular.---->
(a detail, individual item, used to single out an individual member of a specified group or class).
relating to, measuring or measured by the quantity of something.
relating to measuring, or measured by the quality of something rather than its quantity.
describing the quality of something in size appearance value.
how social science methods can be used to better understand crime and criminal justice problems.
intention is to explain one case fully.
when we complete an idiographic explanation we understand the many causes of what happened in a particular instance.
pertaining to or involving the study or explication ----->( act of making clear or removing obscurity from the meaning of a word or symbol or expression) of individual cases or events.
seeks to explain a class of situations or events
settles for a partial explanation rather than a full explanation of a type of situation.
of or relating to the study or discovery of general scientific laws.
formed by the conjunction or collection of particulars into a whole or sum; total.
(combined actions & situations of many individuals.)
(social scientific theories typically deal with aggregate not individual behavior)
characteristics or qualities that describe some object.
variable that depend
s on an independent variable
dependent= sentence ( probation, prison)
independent= type of defense attorney. (private or public defender)
a variable that doesn't depend on another.
(in cause-effect terms: the independent variable is the cause- and dependent is the effect)