Focus on how statistical data can be used to support or refute the criminological theory.
Discuss the pros and the cons.
Include at least two peer-reviewed references.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Qualitative research has a long and distinguished history in the social sciences, arising
in part from dissatisfaction with quantitative approaches. The ethnographic studies
conducted by the Chicago School in the 1920s and 1930s established the importance
of qualitative research for the study of crime and deviance (see Chapter 7). In this
chapter, a brief history is given of the origins of criminology and the development of
the empirical research tradition within it.