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Doing Research on Crime and Justice 2nd ed isbn 9780199287628

Doing Research on Crime and Justice

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ISBN13: 9780198765400
ISBN: 0198765401
New Edition ISBN: 9780199287628
Published: September 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This work brings together the accumulated wisdom of some of Britain's leading criminologists, together with the fresh experiences of a new generation of scholars. The result is a criminologist's guide to the real problems and issues of conducting research and framing a research project in the field of criminology and criminal justice. It is a common place criticism of the criminological and criminal justice research literature along with other research literatures in the social sciences that published accounts of methodology conceal or gloss over issues which can be exceedingly problematic for researchers in the field. Moreover, few methodology textbooks give any serious attention to the problems which novice researchers will encounter when translating neat and tidy textbook methodologies into the always contingent and often compromising world of field work practice.

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Part I Theory, Practice and Politics in Criminology: 1: King & Wincup: The process of research: a practical guide; 2: Bottoms: The relationship between theory and research in criminology; 2: Morgan: The political context of criminological research
Part II: Research on Crime, Criminals and Victims; 3: Mayhew: The state of crime: local, national and international surveys; 4: Maguire: Researching street criminals; 5: Hobbs: Researching white collar and professional crime; 6: Walklate: Researching victims
Part III: Research on Criminal Justice Agencies and Institutions; 7: Reiner: Research on the police; 8: Baldwin: Research on Courts and the legal system; 9: Mair: Research on community penalties; 10: King & Wincup: The process of research: a practical guide; 11: King: Research on custodial penalties
Part IV: Research: From Principles to Practice; 12: Wincup & Smith: Breaking into unfamiliar territory; 13: Wardhaugh: 'Down and Outers': fieldwork amongst street homeless people; 14: Rawlinson: Mafia, methodology and 'Alien' culture; 15: Sharpe: Prostitutes and the police; 16: Adams: Researching suspects in the criminal process; 17: Hoyle: Domestic violence; 18: Mhlanga: Quantitative research in criminology; 19: Whyte: Researching the powerful; 20 Researching crime, disorder and neighbourhood change in high crime communities: Hancock.