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Doing Criminological Research

Doing Criminological Research by Pamela Davies
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The new edition of this best selling textbook brings research alive for students studying criminology and related subjects.

Contextualising research with real-life examples of crime and criminal justice, the book looks at the processes, practicalities and problems of doing criminological research, ensuring students get to grips with preparing for and doing their own research.

Thoroughly revised and updated, the book includes 12 new chapters and a revised 3-part structure designed around the core elements of a research project (preparing, doing and reflecting). It explores:

oDesigning Criminological Research

oUndertaking a Criminological Literature Review

oCrime Analysis and Survey Research

oLongitudinal and Ethnographic Research

oResearching the Media

oUsing the Internet to Research Crime and Justice

oEthics and Politics of Criminological Research

oDoing Critical Criminological Research

The book is also now equipped with student support features including chapter key points, summaries, study questions/activities and resources, further reading, and a comprehensive glossary. It is essential reading for students and researchers in criminology, criminal justice and community safety.

SAGE Publications; December 2010
392 pages; ISBN 9781446242285
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Title: Doing Criminological Research
Author: Pamela Davies; Peter Francis; Victor Jupp