Doing Criminological Research
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Doing Criminological Research

Second Edition


© 2011 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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The new edition of this best selling textbook brings research alive for students studying criminology and related subjects.

Contextualising research with real-life examples of crime and criminal justice, the book looks at the processes, practicalities and problems of doing criminological research, ensuring students get to grips with preparing for and doing their own research.

Thoroughly revised and updated, the book includes 12 new chapters and a revised 3-part structure designed around the core elements of a research project (preparing, doing and reflecting). It explores:

o Designing Criminological Research

o Undertaking a Criminological Literature Review

o Crime Analysis and Survey Research

o Longitudinal and Ethnographic Research

o Researching the Media

o Using the Internet to Research Crime and Justice

o Ethics and Politics of Criminological Research

o Doing Critical Criminological Research

The book is also now equipped with student support features including chapter key points, summaries, study questions/activities and resources, further reading, and a comprehensive glossary. It is essential reading for students and researchers in criminology, criminal justice and community safety.

Pamela Davies and Peter Francis
Introduction
Pamela Davies and Peter Francis
PART ONE: PREPARING CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Peter Francis
Planning Criminological Research
Pamela Davies
Formulating Criminological Research Questions
Natasha Semmens
Methodological Approaches to Criminological Research
Alison Wakefield
Undertaking a Criminological Literature Review
Pamela Davies and Peter Francis
PART TWO: DOING CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Alex Hirschfield
Mapping and Using Crime Data in Criminological Research
Jo Deakin and Jon Spencer
Sensitive Survey Research: An Oxymoron?
Pamela Davies
Doing Interviews in Prison
Robert Macdonald
'Essentially Barbarians'? Researching the 'Youth Underclass'
Faye Cosgrove and Peter Francis
Ethnographic Research in the Context of Policing
Rob C Mawby
Using the Media to Understand Crime and Criminal Justice
Yvonne Jewkes
The Media and Criminological Research
David Wall and Matthew Williams
Using the Internet to Research Crime and Justice
Pamela Davies and Peter Francis
PART THREE: REFLECTING ON CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Azrini Wahidin and Dr Linda Moore
Ethics and Criminological Research
Gordon Hughes
The Politics of Criminological Research
Barbara Hudson
Critical Reflection as Research Methodology

'Just what students need. A reliable, practical and sensible guide to research methods as applied to criminological questions' - Professor Tim Newburn, London School of Economics


'An indispensable guide for anyone conducting or evaluating research in criminology' - Professor Julian V. Roberts, University of Oxford


'This revised and updated collection deals comprehensively with major issues in contemporary criminological research. It is an essential resource for all criminology students and researchers' - Emeritus Professor Hazel Croall, Glasgow Caledonian University


This book provides interesting and provocative commentaries on facilitating criminological research.

Dr Michael Richards
Faculty of Health & Social Care, Edge Hill University
May 7, 2016

Covers a number of the issues that we address on the module. Specifically tailored to criminological research.

Dr Angela Julie Sorsby
School of Law, Sheffield University
July 6, 2015

Although this book is a reasonable price, it only covers some of the areas the course looks into, which is why I have recommended it to my students as supplementary reading.

Miss Emily Loftus
Sport, Public Services, Travel and Tourism, South Essex College
March 26, 2015

This book is insightful, helpful and is structured very well, which allow students to find information relating to whatever research method they want to learn more about in an efficient and easily accessible fashion. This book also helps students' knowledge pertaining to methodology and the different methodological paradigms involved when learning about criminological research, such as interactionism and positivism.

Mr Aliraza Javaid
School of Social, Psychological & Comm, Leeds Beckett University
March 4, 2015
  • 12 new chapters
  • Revised three-part structure designed around the core elements of a research project
  • New student support features including chapter key points, summaries, study questions/activities and resources, further reading, and a comprehensive glossary

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