Providing a guide for students, this text offers advice on how to analyse issues in criminal justice using current General Social Survey data. It also includes information on how to use SPSS, a widely used professional software in criminal justice. George Dowdall teaches undergraduate and graduate Criminal Justice and Sociology at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. He is chair-elect of the American Sociological Associations Section on Communication and Information Technologies. He has taught methods, statistics, and data analysis courses at St. Joseph's University, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Brown University School of Medicine. Kim A. Logio is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. She teaches research methods for sociology and criminal justice students. Earl Babbie was born in Detroit, Michigan, received his PhD from Berkeley. He is best known for the many texts he has written, which have been widely adopted in colleges throughout the United States and the world. He is also past president of the Pacific Sociological Association and California Sociological Association. Fred Halley, Associate Professor Emeritus, SUNY-Brockport. He has been recognized for his leadership in the instructional computing sections of the Eastern and Midwest Sociological Societies and the American Sociological Association. At Brockport, he served as a collegewide social science computing consultant and directed Brockport's Institute for Social Science Research and the Colleges Data Analysis Laboratory.