Doing Research on Crime and Justice

Doing Research on Crime and Justice

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 170 x 244 x 30mm | 979.75g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0199287627
  • 9780199287628
  • 859,456

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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 ibidshow more

About Roy D. King

Professor Roy King is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge Dr Emma Wincup is Senior Lecturer, University of Leedsshow more

Table of contents

I. PRACTICE AND POLITICS IN CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH; II. THEORY, DATA AND TYPES OF CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH; III. RESEARCH ON CRIME, CRIMINALS AND VICTIMS; IV. RESEARCH ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGENCIES AND INSTITUTIONS; V. SOME RECENT CASE STUDIESshow more

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