The ultimate new guide to your criminological research project, this introductory textbook supports you through your research journey, providing all the knowledge and skills you need to conduct your own research in criminology, and confidently evaluate published work. It is packed with a wide range of relevant examples supported by helpful discussions on their complexities and ethical implications, giving you a comprehensive understanding of how to research crime.
Key features include:
- A complete look at the research process, from the first steps of deciding your research question to writing up your results, all illustrated with engaging criminological examples
- ‘What is the mistake?’ exercises to help you avoid the most common errors
- A dedicated chapter on key ethical issues
- Step-by-step guides to analysing both quantitative and qualitative data
Follow research processes with ease with this accessible textbook and gain the confidence to conduct sound and credible research every step of the way.