Introduction Travis C. Pratt 1. Using the group-based trajectory model to study crime over the life course Daniel S. Nagin and Alex R. Piquero 2. When space matters: Spatial dependence, diagnostics, and regression models Robert J. Fornango 3. Basic principles and practices of structural equation models in criminal justice and criminology research Jacinta M. Gau 4. Meta-analysis in criminal justice and criminology: What it is, when it's useful, and what to watch out for Travis C. Pratt 5. An overview of social network analysis Jean Marie McGloin and David S. Kirk 6. A user-friendly introduction to panel data modelling John L. Worrall 7. Censored regression in response to the distributional realities of crime and justice measures Christopher J. Sullivan and Tara Livelsberger
Travis C. Pratt is a Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University, USA. He is the author of more than forty-five refereed articles which have appeared in journals such as Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Crime and Delinquency, the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Advances in Criminological Theory, and Crime and Justice: An Annual Review. He is also the author of Addicted to Incarceration: Corrections Policy and the Politics of Misinformation in the United States (2009).