- Criminology -- Methodology
- Contemporary social research ; 19
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- Originally published: London: Unwin Hyman, 1989.
- Bibliography: p.179-189.
- Includes index.
- Preface Theories, methods, politics and problems Introduction; The criminological enterprise; Conclusion Methods of criminological research Introduction; Types of data; Social surveys; Experiments; Observation; Informal interviews; Data and method; The theoretical connection; Concluding comments Measuring and explaining crime Introduction; Measuring the extent of crime; Explaining crime: quantative research; Conclusion Studying the criminal justice system Introduction; 'Objects' as subjects; Politics of criminological inquiry; Gaining access: research in prisons; Collecting data: researching the police; Publishing results: plea-bargaining in court; Getting research used: the short, sharp shock; Conclusion Conclusion References; Index.
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