The new edition of this bestselling textbook comes completely revised and updated to take students on a guided tour of criminological research.
As a trusted companion, this book brings together a range of experts in the field to provide key perspectives on how to prepare, do and present research. Concise and engaging, each chapter comes with a range of learning features and contextualised case studies, giving an in-depth review on conducting research projects. The book:
This is the go-to for any student studying criminology, essential to those conducting their own research in the field.
As criminological inquiry continues to broaden, deepen and diversify its presence within and across the social sciences, this third and substantially up-dated edition of `Doing Criminological Research' is an indispensable source. Its range and scope, together with the authority of its coverage and analysis, render it a tour de force. Essential reading for entry level, and more experienced researchers, alike.
-- Barry Goldson, Charles Booth Chair of Social Science, University of Liverpool
The third edition of Francis and Davies' Doing Criminological Research
will be a standard resource for British criminologists for years to come and an indispensable teaching tool. Its scope is comprehensive, its coverage is up-to-date, and its writers are first-rate. The editors have served the discipline well. -- Rossella Selmini, University of Minnesota, Past President European Society of Criminology
Peter Francis and Pamela Davies have done a great service to the criminological field by publishing this comprehensive and updated research textbook, bridging qualitative and quantitative methods, literature review and methodological innovation, politics and ethics, writing and autobiography, longitudinal and life-course research, big-data and ethnographical studies, visual and international research, case and evaluation studies. -- Professor Liqun Cao, University of Ontario Institute of Technology