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Doing Research on Crime and Justice By Edited by Roy King (Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Wales, Bangor)

Doing Research on Crime and Justice
by Edited by Roy King (Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Wales, Bangor)

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A criminologist's guide to the real problems and issues of planning and conducting research in the field of criminology and criminal justice. The text focuses on problems which novice researchers will encounter when translating neat and tidy textbook methodologies into real life situations.
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Doing Research on Crime and Justice by Edited by Roy King (Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Wales, Bangor)

This unique book brings together the accumulated wisdom of some of Britain's leading and best established criminologists each of them an expert in their field and of international standing together with the fresh experiences of a new and rising generation of scholars. The result is a criminologist's guide to the real problems and issues of conducting research and framing a research project in the field of criminology and criminal justice. It is a common place criticism of the criminological and criminal justice research literature along with other research literatures in the social sciences that published accounts of methodology conceal or gloss over issues which can be exceedingly problematic for researchers in the field. Moreover, few methodology textbooks give any serious attention to the problems which novice researchers will encounter when translating neat and tidy textbook methodologies into the always contingent and often compromising world of field work practice. The contributors to this volume have attempted to bring their wide variety of experience across the main spectrum of criminological and criminal justice research to bear on these issues in ways that it is hoped will really connect with the problems faced by those embarking on research for the first time, but which will also be of interest to all those engaged in the research process in these fields. The book is organised in four sections which move from the general to the particular: the first section provides a practical guide to the research process, and overviews of the relationship between theory and research, and of the political context within which research is carried out. Sections two and three are intended to give a clear and authoritative guide to the main landmarks of accomplished research in criminology and criminal justice, as well as the methodological problems encountered, and the prospects for future research. The fourth and final section presents the research experiences of 'new researchers' attempting to put principles into practice.

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About Edited by Roy King (Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Wales, Bangor)



Roy King is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Director of the Centre for Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice in the University of Wales, Bangor. He has previously held positions at the Medical Research Council, Social Psychiatry Research Unit, and the Universities of London and Southampton in the UK and Yale University and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in the United States. He has specialised in prison research for many years and has conducted studies across the world. At various times he has acted in an advisory capacity to prison services in England and Wales, Scotland, and the US. He has also carried out missions as a prisons expert for Amnesty International, the Council of Europe and Penal Reform International amongst others.

Table of Contents


Part I Theory, Practice and Politics in Criminology: 1: King & Wincup: The process of research: a practical guide; 2: Bottoms: The relationship between theory and research in criminology; 2: Morgan: The political context of criminological research; Part II: Research on Crime, Criminals and Victims; 3: Mayhew: The state of crime: local, national and international surveys; 4: Maguire: Researching street criminals; 5: Hobbs: Researching white collar and professional crime; 6: Walklate: Researching victims; Part III: Research on Criminal Justice Agencies and Institutions; 7: Reiner: Research on the police; 8: Baldwin: Research on Courts and the legal system; 9: Mair: Research on community penalties; 10: King & Wincup: The process of research: a practical guide; 11: King: Research on custodial penalties; Part IV: Research: From Principles to Practice; 12: Wincup & Smith: Breaking into unfamiliar territory; 13: Wardhaugh: 'Down and Outers': fieldwork amongst street homeless people; 14: Rawlinson: Mafia, methodology and 'Alien' culture; 15: Sharpe: Prostitutes and the police; 16: Adams: Researching suspects in the criminal process; 17: Hoyle: Domestic violence; 18: Mhlanga: Quantitative research in criminology; 19: Whyte: Researching the powerful; 20 Researching crime, disorder and neighbourhood change in high crime communities: Hancock.

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Doing Research on Crime and Justice by Edited by Roy King (Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Wales, Bangor)
Edited by Roy King (Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Wales, Bangor)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2000-03-09
440
0198765401
9780198765400
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