Download PDF by Lesley Noaks: Criminological Research: Understanding Qualitative Methods

By Lesley Noaks

ISBN-10: 0761974067

ISBN-13: 9780761974062

Criminological learn deals a finished consultant to either the speculation and perform of qualitative criminological learn. via a close but concise clarification, the reader is proven how a number of equipment and methods paintings and the way their results might be interpreted. virtually concentrated all through, the ebook additionally deals positive suggestion for college kids analysing and writing their study projects.

The ebook has a flowing narrative and student-friendly constitution which makes it available to scholars. Written through specialists within the box, will probably be a useful source for college kids and researchers, supporting them to adopt powerful learn in either criminology and classes in qualitative learn in similar disciplines.

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Reiner (2000a: 220) terms this group ‘inside insiders’. Research may be done as part of a postgraduate degree or as part of a programme of work. Criminal justice professionals are also eligible to apply for a small number of awards including the Cropwood programme of short-term fellowship awards (based at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge) and the Police Research Award Scheme (funded by the Home Office). The growth of practitioner research is not peculiar to criminology, and there is a growing literature on the subject (see for example, Fuller and Petch, 1995; Robson, 2001).

Qxd 2/17/2004 38 11:03 AM Page 38 CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH towards others in carrying out research’. The British Sociological Association (BSA) highlights researchers’‘responsibility both to safeguard the proper interests of those involved in or affected by their work, and to report their findings accurately and truthfully’(2002: 1). They provide a framework of principles to assist the choices and decisions which have to be made. Fundamentally ethical dimensions are pertinent to how researchers conduct their work through all stages of the research process from project planning to dissemination.

Empirical research, including qualitative work, cannot be divorced from national and international events. qxd 2/17/2004 40 11:03 AM Page 40 CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH and criminalization of such groups by politicians and the media as a significant ‘social and political context’ to her work. Quinn (2001) found similar attitudes to asylum seekers to be influential in his access to key policy and political figures. At an organizational level, qualitative research can produce findings that entail uncomfortable messages for the setting and lack fit with the institutional agenda.

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