|Pamela Davies||Northumbria University|
|Peter Francis||Northumbria University|
|© 2011||392 pages||SAGE Publications Ltd|
|Complimentary Review Copy|
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:
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
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.