The new edition of this bestselling textbook brings criminological research alive for students. It introduces the processes and practicalities of preparing, doing, experiencing and reflecting upon criminological research.
The success of the First Edition has been its ability to contextualize research accessibly within real-life examples of crime, criminology and criminal justice– doing interviews with offenders in prison, undertaking evaluation on crime related projects, using questionnaires to measure fear. Its strength continues to lie in its ability to span the process of doing criminological research, helping students to understand the journey of the researcher.
New to the Second Edition:
- A revised, 3-part structure, designed around the three core elements of a research project (preparing, doing and reflecting on criminological research)
- New chapters on:
o Doing a literature review
o Doing crime analysis
o Ethnographic research
o Using the internet and visual material in research
o Crime and social divisions
o The ethics of criminological research
- All other chapters fully revised and updated
The book is also now fully equipped with student support features, including chapter overviews and conclusions, study questions, further reading and a glossary. It is essential reading for students and researchers in criminology and criminal justice.
- 12 new chapters
- Revised three-part structure designed around the core elements of a research project
- New student support features including chapter key points, summaries, study questions/activities and resources, further reading, and a comprehensive glossary