Researching Crime

Editor/Author Crowther-Dowey, Chris and Fussey, Pete
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Ltd

Single-User Purchase Price: $95.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $142.50
ISBN: 978-0-230-23020-0
Category: Social Sciences - Criminology & Law
Image Count: 13
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Using clear examples of research problems and possibilities, this book shows students how to design and do their own criminological research.

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Table of Contents

  • List of figures and tables
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • The rationale of the book
  • The value of criminological research
  • Forms of criminological research
  • The organizing structure of the book
  • Part 1 the principles of research
  • Chapter 1 research as an integrated process
  • Chapter 2 connecting research and theory: influences on criminological research
  • Chapter 3 crime research and criminological theory
  • Part 2 the practicalities of research
  • Chapter 4 using other people's data: secondary research and the analysis of official data
  • Chapter 5 asking questions about crime: surveys and questionnaires
  • Chapter 6 talking to people about crime: interviews and focus groups
  • Chapter 7 watching crime and crime control: ethnographic and observational research
  • Chapter 8 using documents: content, conversation and discourse analysis
  • Chapter 9 mixed methods and triangulation
  • Conclusion
  • Approaches, Methods and Application
  • A Checklist for doing Research
  • Appendices
  • Appendix 1: an internet guide for criminology students
  • Appendix 2: interview schedule for ‘a study of the opportunities and barriers facing bme police officers’
  • Appendix 3: interview schedule for ‘an assessment of student attitudes to the death penalty’
  • Glossary
  • References