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Published: 13 September 2007

560 Pages


ISBN: 9780199287628

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Doing Research on Crime and Justice

Second Edition

Edited by Roy King and Emma Wincup

  • Contributions from established academics in the criminological field provide a wide range of essays, enabling the reader to benefit from their authority and experience
  • The first-hand accounts of putting theory into practice offer practical advice to students and researchers embarking on their own criminological research projects
  • Investigates the political, economic and cultural contexts in which criminological research is shaped and carried out, in order to give students a rounded view of research and its place in contemporary society
  • A clear and honest guide to the real problems and issues encountered when designing and conducting criminological research projects, helping students and researchers with the transition from theoretical and methodological principles to research practice.

New to this Edition:

  • More detailed coverage of quantitative approaches to criminological research
  • Discussion of cutting-edge methodologies including Internet research
  • Further chapters on different styles of criminological research including comparative research and evaluative research
  • Four new case studies which reveal the experience of criminologists embarking upon their research careers