Your initial post is worth up to 10 points, and your subsequent reply posts (participation) in the discussion are worth up to 15 points. Participation is defined as: creating a minimum of two (2) substantive replies to fellow students in addition to any of the professor’s postings and actively contributing to the discussion. A substantive reply post should have academic support or include personal insight on the subject, drawing from your reading, research, data and personal experiences. A response such as I agree or good job will not meet the assignment criteria. A substantive response should be a minimum of 8-10 well-structured sentences and posted as a reply to the original assignment posting.
Research indicates that there is a relationship between inmate visits from friends and family and the likelihood of recidivism upon release.
In your initial post:
Select one of the following non-experimental research designs and describe how you would use the design to study the relationship between visits and recidivism.
One source must be from The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice 6th edition by Bachman and Schutt.