STOCK FOR DELIVERY
30 AUG 2013
Using clear examples of research problems and possibilities, this book shows students how to design and do their own criminological research. Each chapter integrates research theory and practice as the text explains a variety of methods in undergraduate and professional contexts. It is the ideal resource for all students researching crime.
Introduction PART I: THE PRINCIPLES OF RESEARCH 1. Research as an Integrated Process 2. Connecting Research and Theory: Influences on Criminological Research 3. Crime Research and Criminological Theory PART II: THE PRACTICALITIES OF RESEARCH 4. Using Other People's Data: the Analysis of Official and Secondary Data 5. Asking Questions about Crime: Questionnaires and Surveys 6. Talking to People about Crime: Interviews and Focus Groups 7. Watching Crime and Crime Control: Ethnographic and Observational Research 8. Using Documents: Content, Conversation and Discourse Analysis 9. Mixed Methods and Triangulation Conclusion 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