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Researching Crime

Approaches, Methods and Application

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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...

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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.

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Directly addresses student research needs and puts methods into a familiar context
Packed with pedagogical features to break down ideas and make them accessible
Flexible approach and structure for easy fit to courses
Comprehensive coverage of all key methods and approaches

Introduction
PART I: THE PRINCIPLES OF RESEARCH
1. Research as an Integrated Process
2. Connecting Research and Theory: Influences on Criminological Research
3. Crime Research and Criminological Theory
PART II: THE PRACTICALITIES OF RESEARCH
4. Using Other People's Data: the Analysis of Official and Secondary Data
5. Asking Questions about Crime: Questionnaires and Surveys
6. Talking to People about Crime: Interviews and Focus Groups
7. Watching Crime and Crime Control: Ethnographic and Observational Research
8. Using Documents: Content, Conversation and Discourse Analysis
9. Mixed Methods and Triangulation
Conclusion
Appendix 1: An Internet Guide for Criminology Students
Appendix 2: Interview Schedule for 'A study of the opportunities and barriers facing BME police officers'
Appendix 3: Interview Schedule for 'An assessment of student attitudes to the death penalty'
Glossary
References.

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Chris Crowther-Dowey is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Nottingham Trent University, UK. He has extensive experience of teaching criminology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His publications include Policing Urban Poverty, An Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice, Understanding Modernization in Criminal Justice and Gender and Crime.

Pete Fussey is Reader in Criminology and Sociology at the University of Essex, UK. He is an experienced teacher of criminological research methods, theory and related criminological topics and has published widely in the areas of surveillance, major-event security and counter-terrorism.

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Chris Crowther-Dowey is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Nottingham Trent University, UK. He has extensive experience of teaching criminology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His publications include Policing Urban Poverty, An Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice, Understanding Modernization in Criminal Justice and Gender and Crime.

Pete Fussey is Reader in Criminology and Sociology at the University of Essex, UK. He is an experienced teacher of criminological research methods, theory and related criminological topics and has published widely in the areas of surveillance, major-event security and counter-terrorism.

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