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Published: 30 August 2019

432 Pages


ISBN: 9780198799818

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Criminology Skills

Third Edition

Emily Finch and Stefan Fafinski

  • The only book of its kind to cover practical, academic and research skills for the study of criminology, including comprehensive coverage of research methods, ethics and data analysis
  • A strong emphasis on active learning is achieved with practical examples and exercises throughout encouraging students to put the skills learnt into a practical context
  • Accompanied by a range of online resources which include useful activities, for example testing your understanding of ethical considerations and the differences between qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Tailored to the needs of criminology students at all levels, it establishes a strong skills foundation for the first year and supports students right through to the completion of final year projects
  • Written in an informal, lively and entertaining style with examples and diagrams to bring the subject to life
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this Edition:

  • Includes a greater discussion of what is meant by research, what research involves in practice, and the steps for forming a hypothesis, making predictions and data gathering.
  • Further detail around quantitative analysis including more worked calculations, explanation of mathematical formulae and greater detail of statistical significance and hypothesis testing.
  • Further reference to real-life criminology studies to inspire your own research and help you think like a criminologist.

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