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Methods of Criminological Research By Victor R. Jupp

Methods of Criminological Research
by Victor R. Jupp

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The book examines the different ways in which data are collected and analysed in research on crime and criminal justice. In doing so it deals with social surveys, experimental methods, official statistics, observation and detailed interviews.
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Methods of Criminological Research by Victor R. Jupp

Examining the different ways in which data can be collected and analyzed for research on crime and criminal justice, this book deals with social surveys, experimental methods, official statistics, observation and detailed interviews. This practical text includes sections on:

* methods of criminological research
* types of data
* measuring and explaining crime
* studying the criminal justice system
* gaining access
* publishing results.

Throughout, it emphasizes the necessity of examining forms of data collection and analysis within the context of the criminological problems being investigated, the theoretical approaches used to address these problems, and the political and institutional contexts within which research takes place.

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Table of Contents


Preface Theories, methods, politics and problems Introduction; The criminological enterprise; Conclusion Methods of criminological research Introduction; Types of data; Social surveys; Experiments; Observation; Informal interviews; Data and method; The theoretical connection; Concluding comments Measuring and explaining crime Introduction; Measuring the extent of crime; Explaining crime: quantative research; Conclusion Studying the criminal justice system Introduction; 'Objects' as subjects; Politics of criminological inquiry; Gaining access: research in prisons; Collecting data: researching the police; Publishing results: plea-bargaining in court; Getting research used: the short, sharp shock; Conclusion Conclusion References; Index

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GOR001396811
Methods of Criminological Research by Victor R. Jupp
Victor R. Jupp
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1989-07-27
208
0415099137
9780415099134
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