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Doing Criminological Research - Victor R. Jupp

Doing Criminological Research

By: Victor R. Jupp (Editor), Pamela Davies (Editor), Peter W. Francis (Editor)


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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.

'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

Preparing Criminological Research
Planning Criminological Research
Formulating Criminological Research Questions
Methodological Approaches to Criminological Research
The Politics of Criminological Research
Doing Criminological Research
Undertaking a Criminological Literature Review
Mapping and Using Crime Data in Criminological Research
Doing Interviews in Prison
Using Survey Research to Measure Crime, Fear and Victimisation
Carrying Out Appreciative Ethnography in the Context of Policing
Using Images to Understand Crime and Justice
Doing Comparative Criminological Research
Using the Internet to Research Crime and Justice
Reflecting on Criminological Research
Ethics and Criminological Research
Researching Crime, Criminal Justice and Social Divisions
The Media and Criminological Research
Criminological Research and Critical Inquiry
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ISBN: 9781848606531
ISBN-10: 1848606532
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 30th December 2010
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 18.7  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised