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Doing Criminological Research

Doing Criminological Research

Third Edition

November 2018 | 576 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The new edition of this bestselling textbook comes completely revised and updated to take students on a guided tour of criminological research.  

As a trusted companion, this book brings together a range of experts in the field to provide key perspectives on how to prepare, do and present research. Each chapter comes with a range of learning features and contextualised case studies, giving an in-depth review on conducting research projects. The book:

  • Includes fascinating case studies on transnational crime and policing, victims, male offenders, institutional abuse and more
  • Comes with study questions, activities, key terms and a glossary
  • Includes visual material which highlights and illustrates key points
  • Contains new chapters on mixed methods; web based criminological research; experimental criminological research and quantitative criminological research 

This is the go-to for any student studying criminology,  essential to those conducting their own research in the field.

Introduction - Dr Pamela Davies & Professor Peter Francis
Part I: Preparing Criminological Research - Dr Pamela Davies & Professor Peter Francis
Chapter 1 Methodological Approaches to Criminological Research - Hannah Bows
Chapter 2 Mixed Methods - Dr Vicky Kemp & Dr Jaime Waters
Chapter 3 Formulating, Planning and Proposing Criminological Research - Professor Peter Francis
Chapter 4 Doing Historical Analysis of Crime, Victims and Justice - Professor Barry Godfrey
Chapter 5 Undertaking a Criminological Literature Review - Dr Alison Wakefield
Chapter 6 The Politics and Ethics of Criminological Research - Dr David Scott
PART II: Doing Criminological Research - Dr Pamela Davies & Professor Peter Francis
Chapter 7 Doing Criminological Survey Research with Sensitive Subjects - Dr Jo Deakin & Dr Jon Spencer
Chapter 8 Doing Quantitative Criminological Research and Analyses on the Crime Drop - Professor Nick Tilley
Chapter 9 Doing Qualitative Research and Analysis on Child Sex Abuse - Dr Pamela Davies
Chapter 10 Doing Experimental CriminologicalResearch and Longitudinal Criminological Research on Crime and the Life Course - Professor David P Farrington
Chapter 11 Doing Interviews as Method for Researching State Crimes and Victimisation - Professor Lizzy Stanley
Chapter 13 History, Culture and Narrative Testimony in Criminological Research - Dr Ross McGarry & Dr Zoe Alker
Chapter 14 Doing Ethnographic Research on the Night Time Economy and Crime and Victimisation - Professor Steve Hall
Chapter 15: Doing Web Based Criminological Research - Professor Majid Yar
Chapter 16 Doing Visual Criminological Research to Understand Images of Justice, Law and Order - Professor Ronnie Lippens
Chapter 17 Doing Comparative, International and Cross Cultural Criminological Research on Victims, Crime and Policing - Professor Matthew Hall
Chapter 18 Doing Case Study Research on Institutional Abuse - Professor Kathleen Daly
Chapter 19 Doing Evaluation Research on a Peer-mentor Prison Programme - Professor Rob White
Chapter 20 Doing Criminological Research on Big Data, Analytics and Predictive Policing - Professor Janet Chan & Associate Professor Lyria Bennett Moses
PART III: Presenting Criminological Research - Dr Pamela Davies & Professor Peter Francis
Chapter 21 Writing Up and Presenting Criminological Research - Dr Alex Hall

As criminological inquiry continues to broaden, deepen and diversify its presence within and across the social sciences, this third and substantially up-dated edition of ‘Doing Criminological Research’ is an indispensable source. Its range and scope, together with the authority of its coverage and analysis, render it a tour de force. Essential reading for entry level, and more experienced researchers, alike.

Barry Goldson, Charles Booth Chair of Social Science, University of Liverpool

The third edition of Francis and Davies’ Doing Criminological Research will be a standard resource for British criminologists for years to come and an indispensable teaching tool. Its scope is comprehensive, its coverage is up-to-date, and its writers are first-rate. The editors have served the discipline well.

Rossella Selmini, University of Minnesota, Past President European Society of Criminology

Peter Francis and Pamela Davies have done a great service to the criminological field by publishing this comprehensive and updated research textbook, bridging qualitative and quantitative methods, literature review and methodological innovation, politics and ethics, writing and autobiography, longitudinal and life-course research, big-data and ethnographical studies, visual and international research, case and evaluation studies.

Professor Liqun Cao, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

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