Doing Research on Crime and Justice

Doing Research on Crime and Justice


Edited by Roy D. King, Edited by Emma Wincup


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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 560 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 244mm x 30mm | 980g
  • Publication date: 25 October 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199287627
  • ISBN 13: 9780199287628
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 469,385

Product description

This volume brings together research principles with the practical issues of carrying out research to provide a clear and fascinating guide to the reality of contemporary criminological research. The experience of leading experts is combined with first-hand accounts from new scholars, to provide a text that students can refer to throughout their criminological studies. Doing Research on Crime and Justice is divided into five parts, and covers practice and politics in criminology; theory, data and types of criminological research; research on crime, criminals and victims; research on criminal justice agencies and institutions, and concludes with four case studies from new scholars. Incorporating a new international perspective, this volume also addresses contemporary issues such as cyber crime, and provides guidance on conducting research in situations of cultural diversity.

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Author information

Dr Emma Wincup is Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds

Review quote

Review from previous edition There are 20 contributors to this volume, the great majority of whom are internationally respected academic figures with a wealth of expertise in diverse areas of interest Forensic Update 64 It is rare to find such seriously dedicated social scientists who have written so expressively about their research experiences ibid In terms of quality of content and affordability, this is a book which feel confident in recommending to social reserachers embarking upon criminological investigation ibid

Table of contents

Introduction ; I. PRACTICE AND POLITICS IN CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH ; 1. The process of criminological research ; 2. The politics of criminological research ; II. THEORY, DATA AND TYPES OF CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH ; 3. The relationship between theory and empirical observations in criminology ; 4. In search of causes and explanations of crime ; 5. Doing evaluation research in criminology ; 6. Doing criminological research in ethnically and culturally diverse contexts ; 7. International comparative research in criminology ; III. RESEARCH ON CRIME, CRIMINALS AND VICTIMS ; 8. Researching the state of crime ; 9. Research street criminals in the field: a neglected art? ; 10. Mission impossible? Researching organized crime ; 11. Researching victims ; IV. RESEARCH ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGENCIES AND INSTITUTIONS ; 12. Police research ; 13. Research on the criminal courts ; 14. Research on community penalties ; 15. Research in prisons ; V. SOME RECENT CASE STUDIES ; 16. Cyber crime and online methodologies ; 17. Ethnographic research and the licensing courts ; 18. An embedded multimethod approach to prison research ; 19. Researching bullying in the classroom