Cohort studies ambitions are based on the criminal acts of a cohort when comparing it to another. It analyzes individual progress within the mentioned cohort within a given time.
The disadvantage this study presents may be in its uneven distribution and accuracy of the data collected distorting the overall result. However, it offers new development to the subject of criminology via creating wider socioeconomic effects on crime, picking on variable social attributes like racism that influence crime.
In this method, the researcher applies deceptive measures to control the thoughts of the subject. The subjects are swayed via verbal and written procedures. It may involve the utilization of subjects that are familiar to the researcher.
Observation entails careful monitoring of the behavior under consideration within its natural setting (Lewis, 2002). Sometimes known as field research, observation leads the researcher to collect the results first hand.
Its advantage lies in its provision of behavior monitoring in its origin. The researcher can acquire results from those incorporative subjects who may not fill questionnaire. However, it may be applied on a small group for larger subject groups may lead to errors. It is also expensive and