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The Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Criminology

Edited by: Heith Copes , J. Mitchell Miller

Print publication date:  March  2015
Online publication date:  March  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415659703
eBook ISBN: 9780203074701
Adobe ISBN: 9781135114947

10.4324/9780203074701
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Despite illustrious origins dating to the 1920s, qualitative crime research has long been overshadowed by quantitative inquiry. After decades of limited use, there has been a notable resurgence in crime ethnography, naturalistic inquiry, and related forms of fieldwork addressing crime and related social control efforts. The Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Criminology signals this momentum as the first major reference work dedicated to crime ethnography and related fieldwork orientations. Synthesizing the foremost topics and issues in qualitative criminology into a single definitive work, the Handbook provides a "first-look" reference source for scholars and students alike.

The collection features twenty original chapters on leading qualitative crime research strategies, the complexities of collecting and analyzing qualitative data, and the ethical propriety of researching active criminals and incarcerated offenders. Contributions from both established luminaries and talented emerging scholars highlight the traditions and emerging trends in qualitative criminology through authoritative overviews and "lived experience" examples.

Comprehensive and current, The Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Criminology promises to be a sound reference source for academics, students and practitioners as ethnography and fieldwork realize continued growth throughout the 21st Century.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The history and evolution of qualitative criminology Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Criminology’s theoretical incarceration Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Feminist and queer perspectives on qualitative methods Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Ethical issues in the qualitative study of deviance and crime Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Comparative historical analysis in criminology and criminal justice Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Life history and biographies in criminology Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Edge ethnography and naturalistic inquiry in criminology Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Visual criminology Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Sampling designs and issues in qualitative criminology Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Negotiating identity as a qualitative researcher Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Interviewing offenders Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Qualitative criminology in online spaces Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Researching drug crime using qualitative methods Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Using qualitative methods to study sex crimes Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Qualitative research on elite frauds, ordinary frauds, and “organized crime”  Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Researching homicide offenders, offenses, and detectives using qualitative methods Download PDF
Chapter  17:  From the mouths of babes Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Researching policing using qualitative methods Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Court ethnographies Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Qualitative research in institutional corrections and parole Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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