- Introduction -- Part I. The principles of research -- Research as an integrated process -- Connecting research and theory : influences on criminological research -- Crime research and criminological theory -- Part 2. The practicalities of research -- Using other people's data : secondary research and the analysis of official data -- Asking questions about crime : surveys and questionnaires -- Talking to people about crime : interviews and focus groups -- Watching crime and crime control : ethnographic and observational research -- Using documents : content, conversation and discourse analysis -- Mixed methods and triangulation -- Conclusion.
- 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. -- Publisher website.
- 9780230230194 (hardback)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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