Doing Criminological Research
- Pamela Davies - Northumbria University, UK
- Peter Francis - Northumbria University, UK
The new edition of this bestselling textbook comes completely revised and updated to take students on a guided tour of criminological research.
As a trusted companion, this book brings together a range of experts in the field to provide key perspectives on how to prepare, do and present research. Each chapter comes with a range of learning features and contextualised case studies, giving an in-depth review on conducting research projects. The book:
- Includes fascinating case studies on transnational crime and policing, victims, male offenders, institutional abuse and more
- Comes with study questions, activities, key terms and a glossary
- Includes visual material which highlights and illustrates key points
- Contains new chapters on mixed methods; web based criminological research; experimental criminological research and quantitative criminological research
This is the go-to for any student studying criminology, essential to those conducting their own research in the field.
As criminological inquiry continues to broaden, deepen and diversify its presence within and across the social sciences, this third and substantially up-dated edition of ‘Doing Criminological Research’ is an indispensable source. Its range and scope, together with the authority of its coverage and analysis, render it a tour de force. Essential reading for entry level, and more experienced researchers, alike.
The third edition of Francis and Davies’ Doing Criminological Research will be a standard resource for British criminologists for years to come and an indispensable teaching tool. Its scope is comprehensive, its coverage is up-to-date, and its writers are first-rate. The editors have served the discipline well.
Peter Francis and Pamela Davies have done a great service to the criminological field by publishing this comprehensive and updated research textbook, bridging qualitative and quantitative methods, literature review and methodological innovation, politics and ethics, writing and autobiography, longitudinal and life-course research, big-data and ethnographical studies, visual and international research, case and evaluation studies.
The third edition of Doing Criminological Research provides a collection of high quality, reflective and accessible accounts of doing criminological research. This is a "must read" for anyone embarking on a research project. Contributors provide clear guidance on how to turn research ideas into research projects and insights into doing criminological research in new, innovative, dynamic and novel ways. Engendering a sense of excitement for students and scholars, this collection does much to stir the criminological imagination.
The third edition of Doing Criminological Research presents a range of fascinating and accessible essays on the use of research methods and methodologies for criminological topics. I would recommend it for both entry-level researchers and those with more experience, as it is replete with easily digestible advice for those at the beginning of a project and readable examples of research in practice.
I found this title quite useful, would have liked it to include, however, one or two chapters on the analysis of crime representations in the media.
It was adopted for a different module on Research Methods.
This is a perfect academic research textbook especially for criminology and criminal justice students. It is especially useful for students undertaking their final year dissertation. it is a student friendly textbook. I would highly recommend this to students.
this is a good book to support students and will be incorporated into research reading lists.
Davies and Francis provide readers with very important guideline to develop their research. Is very readable for the beginner.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Preparation, Decision Making and Reflexivity in Criminological Research