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Criminological Ethnography: An Introduction

Criminological Ethnography: An Introduction

January 2020 | SAGE Publications Ltd

Featuring a range of fascinating and thought-provoking case studies from the authors’ extensive experience in the field, this is the first textbook to cover ethnography specific to criminology.

Following the research process in full, Treadwell and Wakeman successfully bridge the gap between a methodological instruction manual and a theoretical textbook. The book:

  • Includes case studies comprised of classic works and the authors’ own ethnographic projects
  • Provides guidance for navigating key issues in ethnography, including access and researcher safety
  • Helps with the use of ethnographic methods with exercises, questions and checklists
  • Features a range of extra learning features including key terms, a glossary, and further reading suggestions

Criminological Ethnography: An Introduction is a valuable resource for any student embarking on ethnographic research in criminology for the first time.



Part One – Criminological Ethnography: Key Concepts and Theoretical Frameworks
Chapter 1: Why Criminological Ethnography?
Chapter 2: Early Criminological Ethnography
Chapter 3: Core Ethnographic Principles and Approaches
Part Two – Doing Criminological Ethnography
Chapter 4: Planning an Ethnographic Project
Chapter 5: Doing Ethnographic Criminology
Chapter 6: Doing Ethical Criminological Ethnography
Part Three: Writing Criminological Ethnography
Chapter 7: Entering the Field
Chapter 8: In the Field
Chapter 9: Writing and Recording in the Field
Part Four: Evaluating and Presenting Criminological Ethnography
Chapter 10: Writing up Criminological Ethnography
Chapter 11: Impactful Criminological Ethnography
Chapter 12: Emerging Perspectives and Future Challenges

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