Doing Criminological Research

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.

Book contents:

  1. Decision Making and Reflexivity in Doing Criminological Research

  2. Planning and Proposing Criminological Research

  3. Undertaking a Criminological Literature Review

  4. Methodological Approaches to Criminological Research

  5. Using Mixed Methods in Criminological Research

  6. The Politics and Ethics of Criminological Research

  7. Writing Up and Presenting Criminological Research

  8. Using Historical Artefacts, Records and Resources in Criminological Research

  9. Using Social Surveys in Criminological Research

  10. Doing Quantitative Data Analysis in Criminological Research

  11. Using Big Data and Data Analytics in Criminological Research

  12. Doing Qualitative Data Analysis in Criminological Research

  13. Doing Longitudinal and Life-Course Criminological Research

  14. Using Interviews as Storytelling in Criminological Research

  15. Using In-Depth Interviewing and Documentary

  16. Using Biography and Autobiography in Criminological (and Victimological) Research

  17. Doing Ethnographic Research in Criminology

  18. Doing Criminological Research Online

  19. Using Visual Methods in Criminological Research

  20. Doing Comparative Criminological Research

  21. Using Case Study Methods in Criminological Research

  22. Doing Criminological Evaluation Research