Doing Criminological Research
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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.show more

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  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 186 x 230 x 26mm | 721.21g
  • Sage Publications Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings, maps, figures, charts
  • 1848606532
  • 9781848606531
  • 299,171

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'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 Universityshow more

Table of contents

Introduction - Pamela Davies and Peter FrancisPART ONE: PREPARING CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH - Pamela Davies and Peter Francis Planning Criminological Research - Peter FrancisFormulating Criminological Research Questions - Pamela DaviesMethodological Approaches to Criminological Research - Natasha SemmensUndertaking a Criminological Literature Review - Alison WakefieldPART TWO: DOING CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH - Pamela Davies and Peter FrancisMapping and Using Crime Data in Criminological Research - Alex HirschfieldSensitive Survey Research: An Oxymoron? - Jo Deakin and Jon SpencerDoing Interviews in Prison - Pamela Davies'Essentially Barbarians'? Researching the 'Youth Underclass' - Robert MacdonaldEthnographic Research in the Context of Policing - Faye Cosgrove and Peter FrancisUsing the Media to Understand Crime and Criminal Justice - Rob C MawbyThe Media and Criminological Research - Yvonne JewkesUsing the Internet to Research Crime and Justice - David Wall and Matthew WilliamsPART THREE: REFLECTING ON CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH - Pamela Davies and Peter FrancisEthics and Criminological Research - Azrini Wahidin and Dr Linda MooreThe Politics of Criminological Research - Gordon HughesCritical Reflection as Research Methodology - Barbara Hudsonshow more

About Victor R. Jupp

Pam graduated in Social Sciences from what was then Sheffield City Polytechnic in 1985 and two years later followed this with a Masters degree in Criminology from University College Cardiff. She then held part-time lecturing posts in both Cardiff and Worcester before moving north to Newcastle to commence a full-time research post with Northumbria Police where she worked for five years. In 1991, Pam spent a year on secondment to Leicester University, Scarman Centre for the Study of Public Order as a Research Associate on a project entitled 'Police Co-operation in Europe' funded by Commission for the European Communities. Pam first joined Northumbria University on a part-time basis in 1989 and in 1993 joined the full-time staff. Peter has worked at Northumbria University since 1994 and before that at the Universities of Leicester and Hull. He gained his undergraduate degree from Northumbria University and studied at postgraduate level at Hull University. Between 2002 and 2008 he was a Senior Advisor to the Home Office and has been a council member and trustee of the independent charity the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, Kings College, London since 1996. Victor Jupp is Principal Lecturer in Criminology and Social Research in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Northumbria University Contributors Malcolm Ashmore, Loughborough University, UK Lee Barron, Northumbria University, UK Russell W. Belk, Northwestern University, USA Roy Boyne, University of Durham, UK Angela Brady, Northumbria University, UK David Brockington, University Of Plymouth, UK Martin Bulmer, University of Surrey, UK John Bynner, University of London, UK David Byrne, University of Durham, UK Michael Carrithers, University of Durham, UK Ellis Cashmore, Staffordshire University, UK Amanda Coffey, Cardiff University, UK Tony Columbo, Coventry University, UK Louise Corti, University of Essex, UK Iain Crow, University of Sheffield, UK Julia Davidson, University of Westminster, UK Pamela Davies, Northumbria University, UK Martyn Denscombe, De Montfort University, UK Derek Edwards, Loughborough University, UK Nigel Fielding, University of Surrey, UK Uwe Flick, University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany Jeremy Foster, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK Philip Gardner, Cambridge University, UK Jeanette Garwood, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK Luca Greco, University of Paris III (Sorbonne Nouvelle), France Martyn Hammersley, The Open University, UK Jamie Harding, Northumbria University, UK Rom Harre, Georgetown University, USA Eric Harrison, University of Oxford, UK Alexa Hepburn, Loughborough University, UK Claire Hewson, Bolton Institute, UK Dick Hobbs, University of Durham, UK Mark Israel, Flinders University, Australia David Jary, University of Birmingham, UK Vince Keddie, Department for Education and Skills, UK Aidan Kelly, University of East London, UK Robert Kozinets, Northwestern University, USA Richard Lampard, University of Warwick, UK Gayle Letherby, Coventry University, UK Curt Le Baron, Brigham Young University, Utah, USA Ana Lopes, University of East London, UK Eugene McLaughlin, The Open University, UK Craig McLean, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Bernd Marcus, Chemintz University, Germany Steve Miles, Northumbria University, UK David L. Morgan, Portland State University, USA Rachael Moss, University of Liverpool, UK George Moyser, University of Vermont, USA John Muncie, The Open University, UK John Newton, Northumbria University, UK Paul Oliver, University of Huddersfield, UK Geoff Payne, formerly University of Plymouth, UK Sarah Pink, Loughborough University, UK Helen Poole, Coventry University, UK Jonathon Potter, Loughborough University, UK Paul Pye, University of Teesside, UK Deborah Reed-Danahay, University of Texas at Arlington, USA Karl-Heinz Renner, University of Bamburg, Germany Catherine Riessman, Boston University, USA Lyn Richards, Director, Research Services, QSR, Australia Margaret Rowe, Northumbria University, UK Andrew Rutherford, University of Keele, UK Roger Sapsford, University of Teesside, UK Mark Saunders, Oxford Brookes University, UK Thomas A. Schwandt, University of Illinois, USA John Scott, University of Essex, UK Christina Silver, University of Surrey, UK Teresa Smallbone. Oxford Brookes University, UK Mark Smith, The Open University, UK Paul Spector, University of South Florida, USA Robert Stallings, University of Southern California, USA Thomas Staufenbriel, University of Osnabrueck, Germany Graham Steventon, Coventry University, UK Maggie Sumner, University of Westminster, UK John Swain, Northumbria University, UK Nick Tilley, Nottingham Trent University, UK Adelinde Uhrmacher, University of Rostock, Germany Paul Valentine, University of East London, UK David de Vaus, La Trobe University, Australia Margie Wetherell, The Open University, UK Chris Wharton, Northumbria University, UK Malcolm Williams, University of Plymouth, UKshow more

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