Publication Date: 2004-05-24
Criminological Research offers a comprehensive guide to both the theory and practice of qualitative criminological research. The reader is shown how a variety of methods and approaches work and how their outcomes may be interpreted. The book also offers constructive advice for students analysing and writing their research projects. Key features of the book include an innovative framework combining different methodologies and approaches, a variety of `real-life' examples and case studies, a set of practical exercises and further reading sections in each chapter, discussions of ethnography, interviewing, documentary evidence and data-analysis, and a detailed and practical discussion of the politics of research, such as issues of access, ethics and confidentiality.