Criminology Research Focus


Author: Karen T. Froeling
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781600218828
Category: Criminologie
Page: 328
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Criminology is the scientific study of crime as an individual and social phenomenon. Criminological research areas include the incidence and forms of crime as well as its causes and consequences. They also include social and governmental regulations and reactions to crime. Criminology is an interdisciplinary field in the behavioural sciences, drawing especially on the research of sociologists and psychologists, as well as on writings in law. This book presents leading research from around the world.

Criminological Research

Understanding Qualitative Methods
Author: Lesley Noaks,Emma Wincup
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446233391
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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'Noaks and Wincup's book is useful primarily to criminology students for its clarity, use of illustrative case studies, exercises and end-of-chapter suggested further reading' - The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice Criminological Research offers a comprehensive guide to both the theory and practice of qualitative criminological research. Through a detailed yet concise explanation, the reader is shown how a variety of methods and approaches work and how their outcomes may be interpreted. Practically focused throughout, 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 - enriches the book for the reader - A set of practical exercises and further reading sections in each chapter - pedagogical and student-focussed throughout - A broad coverage - includes discussions of ethnography, interviewing, documentary evidence and data-analysis - A detailed and practical discussion of the politics of research, such as issues of access, ethics and confidentiality The book has a flowing narrative and student-friendly structure which makes it accessible to students. Written by experts in the field, it will be an invaluable resource for students and researchers, helping them to undertake effective research in both criminology and courses in qualitative research in related disciplines.

Routledge Handbook of Criminology


Author: Cindy J. Smith,Sheldon X. Zhang,Rosemary Barberet
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135193851
Category: Social Science
Page: 584
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This Handbook showcases the latest thinking and findings from a group of senior and promising young scholars around the world who have come together in an effort to broaden our perspectives in understanding crime and social control across borders and nationalities. It is divided into three parts, in which three distinct but overlapping types of crime are presented and discussed: international crime, transnational crime, and national crime.

Criminology

Theory and context
Author: John Tierney,Maggie O’Neill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317903145
Category: Social Science
Page: 450
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Criminology: theory and context, third edition, expands upon the ideas presented in previous editions, while introducing new material on critical theory, feminism, masculinities, cultural criminology and postmodernism. The text has been thoroughly updated throughout to reflect key perspectives in contemporary criminological theory. Relevant updates include discussions on New Labour’s criminal justice and penal policies in its third term in office, and the latest developments in criminal justice and the politics of law and order in the UK and US. This edition revisits societal and cultural influences that have shaped the discipline and invites the reader to re-examine the phenomena of crime and deviance. Criminology: theory and context, third edition, is presented in a logical structure and adopts an accessible framework. The text is essential reading for students of criminology, criminological theory and criminal justice and will also be of key interest to those studying sociology, law and the wider social sciences.

Basics of Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology


Author: Michael G. Maxfield
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305465474
Category: Education
Page: 368
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A concise, streamlined paperback that reflects the latest developments from the field, BASICS OF RESEARCH METHODS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIMINOLOGY, Fourth Edition combines accessibility and a conversational writing style with Michael G. Maxfield's expertise in criminology and criminal justice. In fewer than 400 pages, this popular, student-friendly text introduces students to the core of criminal justice research using the most current, real data available. It features coverage of such key topics as ethics, causation, validity, field research, and research design, among others. The Fourth Edition includes expanded coverage of qualitative research and interviewing, focus groups in criminological research, and snowball sampling, as well as additional examples of student research. Balancing coverage of both qualitative and quantitative methods, the text is packed with real-world examples, practical applications, and Internet research exercises. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Doing Criminological Research


Author: Victor Jupp,Pamela Davies,Peter Francis
Publisher: Sage Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780761965084
Category: Reference
Page: 252
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`There are a number of reasons for commending this book to students about to undertake a dissertation in criminology. One is the appealing layout and the separation into three parts: the planning, the doing and the experiencing of criminological research. The style of allowing chapter authors to reflect on their own research does make for a student-friendly production' - International Journal of Sociology of Law This major new textbook brings together leading criminological researchers who provide an insight into the processes, practicalities and actualities of planning, experiencing and doing criminological research. The book draws on a wide range of studies of crime and criminal justice. Doing Criminological Research is essential reading for students of criminology and for those embarking on criminological inquiry.

Doing Criminological Research


Author: Pamela Davies,Peter Francis
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526422050
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
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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.

Reflexivity in Criminological Research

Experiences with the Powerful and the Powerless
Author: Aaron Winter
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137379405
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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This comprehensive collection contributes to, advances and consolidates discussions of the range of research methods in criminology through the presentation of diverse international case studies in which contributors reflect upon their experiences with powerless and powerful individuals or groups.

Communities, Identities and Crime


Author: Basia Spalek
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1861348045
Category: Political Science
Page: 241
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This book provides a critical exploration of the importance of social identities when considering crime, victimisation and criminal justice and offers a refreshing perspective on the most significant developments in relation to equality and diversity issues that feature in policies and practices of criminal justice agencies.

Delinquency Careers in Two Birth Cohorts


Author: Paul E. Tracy,Marvin E. Wolfgang,Robert M. Figlio
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468470507
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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Delinquency in a Birth Cohort, published in 1972, was the first criminologi cal birth cohort study in the United States. Nils Christie, in Unge norske lovorertredere, had done the first such study as his dissertation at the University of Oslo in 1960. Professor Thorsten Sellin was the inspiration for the U.S. study. He could read Norwegian, and I could a little because I studied at the University of Oslo in my graduate years. Our interest in pursuing a birth cohort study in the United States was fostered by the encouragement of Saleem Shah who awarded us a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to begin our birth cohort studies at the University of Pennsylvania by investigating the delinquency of the 1945 cohort. We studied this group of 9,945 boys extensively through official criminal history and school records of their juvenile years. Subsequently, we followed up the cohort as adults using both adult arrest histories and an interview of a sample of the cohort. Our follow-up study was published as From Boy to Man, From Delinquen cy to Crime in 1987.

Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice

With Selected Readings
Author: Ronet D. Bachman,Russell K. Schutt,Peggy S. Plass
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506326692
Category: Social Science
Page: 672
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Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice: With Selected Readings, by well-known researchers Ronet D. Bachman, Russell K. Schutt, and Peggy S. Plass, is a unique resource for understanding the multifaceted subject of research methods in the field of criminology and criminal justice, amply illustrated by carefully selected and edited research articles from the leading journals in the field. Each of these articles features an introduction, written to draw the student’s attention to the specific concept(s) from the chapter that are illustrated in the article, and a series of questions about the article, designed to help the student think critically about and reflect on these concepts. In this way, students not only learn how to conduct research, but also learn why it is important to do so. Building off the widely adopted Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice, the additional readings increase students’ understanding of complex issues being investigated in the field today and how those issues are being researched. Additional instructor resources and study tools can be found online at study.sagepub.com/bachmanfrccjsr.

Framing Crime

Cultural Criminology and the Image
Author: Keith Hayward,the late Mike Presdee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134046871
Category: Law
Page: 224
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In a world in which media images of crime and deviance proliferate, where every facet of offending is reflected in a ‘vast hall of mirrors’, Framing Crime: Cultural Criminology and the Image makes sense of the increasingly blurred line between the real and the virtual. Images of crime and crime control have become almost as 'real' as crime and criminal justice itself. The meaning of both crime and crime control now resides, not solely in the essential – and essentially false – factuality of crime rates or arrest records, but also in the contested processes of symbolic display, cultural interpretation, and representational negotiation. It is essential, then, that criminologists are closely attuned to the various ways in which crime is imagined, constructed and framed within modern society. Framing Crime responds to this demand with a collection of papers aimed at helping the reader to understand the ways in which the contemporary ‘story of crime’ is constructed and promulgated through the image. It also provides the relevant analytical and research tools to unearth the hidden social and ideological concerns that frequently underpin images of crime, violence and transgression. Framing Crime will be of interest to students and academics in the fields of criminology, crime and the media, and sociology.

Routledge International Handbook of Crime and Gender Studies


Author: Claire M. Renzetti,Susan L. Miller,Angela R. Gover
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136836853
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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Criminological research has historically been based on the study of men, boys and crime. As a result, the criminal justice system’s development of policies, programs, and treatment regimes was based on the male offender. It was not until the 1970s that some criminologists began to draw attention to the neglect of gender in the study of crime, but today, the study of gender and crime is burgeoning within criminology and includes a vast literature. The Routledge International Handbook of Crime and Gender Studies is a collection of original, cutting-edge, multidisciplinary essays which provide a thorough overview of the history and development of research on gender and crime, covering topics based around: theoretical and methodological approaches gender and victimization gender and offending gendered work in the criminal justice system future directions in gender and crime research. Alongside these essays are boxes which highlight particularly innovative ideas or controversial topics – such as cybercrime, restorative justice, campus crime, and media depictions. A second set of boxes features leading gender and crime researchers who reflect on what sparked their interest in the subject. This engaging and thoughtful collection will be invaluable for students and scholars of criminology, sociology, psychology, public health, social work, cultural studies, media studies, economics and political science.

The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Research Methods


Author: David Gadd,Susanne Karstedt,Steven F Messner
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446254461
Category: Social Science
Page: 552
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Conducting research into crime and criminal justice carries unique challenges. This Handbook focuses on the application of 'methods' to address the core substantive questions that currently motivate contemporary criminological research. It maps a canon of methods that are more elaborated than in most other fields of social science, and the intellectual terrain of research problems with which criminologists are routinely confronted. Drawing on exemplary studies, chapters in each section illustrate the techniques (qualitative and quantitative) that are commonly applied in empirical studies, as well as the logic of criminological enquiry. Organized into five sections, each prefaced by an editorial introduction, the Handbook covers: • Crime and Criminals • Contextualizing Crimes in Space and Time: Networks, Communities and Culture • Perceptual Dimensions of Crime • Criminal Justice Systems: Organizations and Institutions • Preventing Crime and Improving Justice Edited by leaders in the field of criminological research, and with contributions from internationally renowned experts, The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Research Methods is set to become the definitive resource for postgraduates, researchers and academics in criminology, criminal justice, policing, law, and sociology. David Gadd is Professor of Criminology at Manchester University School of Law where he is also Director of the Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice. Susanne Karstedt has a Chair in Criminology and Criminological Justice at the University of Leeds. Steven F. Messner is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Sociology, University at Albany, State University of New York.

Introduction to Criminology


Author: Hugh D. Barlow
Publisher: Harpercollins College Division
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 596
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Barlow's Introduction to Criminology is a comprehensive introduction to crime, criminality, and societal responses from a sociological perspective. Strong coverage of historical trends is a key feature of the text, allowing students to examine recent events within a context of social change. This edition has been updated throughout with current information and examples to reflect society's changing response to criminal behavior, including new coverage of small business crime, motorcycle gangs, community policing, AIDS in prison, and the theories behind intelligence and crime and female crime.

21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook


Author: N.A
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412960193
Category:
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Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice Research: 2011 Edition


Author: N.A
Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 1464967555
Category: Social Science
Page: 202
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Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice Research: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Criminology and Criminal Justice Research. The editors have built Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Criminology and Criminal Justice Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Losing Legitimacy

Street Crime and the Decline of Social Institutions in America
Author: Gary LaFree
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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"In the past fifty years, street crime rates in America have increased eightfold. Biological impulses, psychological drives, or slow-moving social indicators cannot explain the speed or timing of these"

The Criminological Foundations of Penal Policy

Essays in Honour of Roger Hood
Author: Roger G. Hood,Lucia Zedner,Andrew Ashworth
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199265091
Category: Law
Page: 553
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This book brings together leading international criminologist to examine the link between the fruits of criminological research and the development of criminal justice policy. This volume includes comparative discussions of the United States, Germany, Australia, England and Wales. It is divided into four parts: Part 1 discusses the theoretical issues surrounding the relationship between public policy and the discipline of criminology; Part 2 consists of three essays exploring historical aspects of that relationship. Part 3 then examines three distinct areas of penal policy: sentencing, policing and parole; Part 4 is devoted to international comparisons and considers the factors that distinguish research projects that influence criminal justice policy from those that appear not have any influence.

Inventing the Criminal

A History of German Criminology, 1880-1945
Author: Richard F. Wetzell
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807861049
Category: History
Page: 376
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Recent years have witnessed a resurgence of biological research into the causes of crime, but the origins of this kind of research date back to the late nineteenth century. Here, Richard Wetzell presents the first history of German criminology from Imperial Germany through the Weimar Republic to the end of the Third Reich, a period that provided a unique test case for the perils associated with biological explanations of crime. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources from criminological, legal, and psychiatric literature, Wetzell shows that German biomedical research on crime predominated over sociological research and thus contributed to the rise of the eugenics movement and the eventual targeting of criminals for eugenic measures by the Nazi regime. However, he also demonstrates that the development of German criminology was characterized by a constant tension between the criminologists' hereditarian biases and an increasing methodological sophistication that prevented many of them from endorsing the crude genetic determinism and racism that characterized so much of Hitler's regime. As a result, proposals for the sterilization of criminals remained highly controversial during the Nazi years, suggesting that Nazi biological politics left more room for contention than has often been assumed.