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Criminological Research

2nd Edition

Understanding Qualitative Methods

Emma Wincup
eISBN-13: 9781473965485

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Good research starts with careful planning and a thorough understanding of the research process. The abilities to design a research study and to evaluate those conducted by others are core skills every student of criminology must learn.


With guidance from theoretical considerations through the steps of the research process, this book equips you with the necessary tools to carry out a successful, ethical study.


This is a completely updated new edition, and it features

A new skills-focused chapter on how to evaluate existing qualitative studies and design new ones
Rich examples from real research making the ideas and concepts concrete
New in-depth case studies on fashion counterfeiting, electronic monitoring and youth justice to illustrate the realities of conducting qualitative research
A full discussion of the politics of research, issues of access, ethics and managing risk in the field
Thought-provoking exercises reinforce practical research skills

This book is the perfect guide to theory and practice for any student undertaking qualitative research on crime or criminal justice.

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ISBNs 9781446209141, 9781446209141, 9781446209134, 9781446209134, 9781473965485, 9781473965492, 1473965489
Language English
Number of Pages 216
Edition 2nd