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  1. Core text 1 item
    The textbook for this module is: Crowther-Dowey, C. and Fussey, P. (2013) Researching Crime: approaches, methods and application, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan. This should serve as an introductory reading (for those with no social research experience) or reminder (for those with experience) and is the absolute minimum. Chapters from this textbook are suggested each week along with more challenging (interesting!) alternatives as the essential reading. Additional reading is also suggested. It is expected that you will choose this according to your own interests. Please feel free to go beyond the list is only indicative. Finally, first hand/original accounts have also been listed. These accounts are important as they give detail about the practice of social research (rather than solely the theory – which tend to dominate textbooks). Again, feel free to read according to your interest. This reading list is for guidance only. As masters students you ought to be capable of searching for appropriate literature.
    1. Researching crime: approaches, methods and application - Chris Crowther-Dowey, Peter Fussey 2013

      Book Essential

  2. Multi-media resources 1 item
    1. BBC Radio 4 - Thinking Allowed

      Webpage Background This is a weekly radio program/podcast of researchers speaking about their research. Highly recommended!

  3. 1: Introduction to Module and Assessment: Research Design and Epistemology - 4th October 11 items
    1. Researching Crime: Approaches, Methods and Application - Chris Crowther-Dowey, Pete Fussey 2013

      Book Essential See Part 1 Chapters 1-3: The principles of research pp 11-78; 68 pages chapter 1 research as an integrated process pp 13-35; 23 pages chapter 2 connecting research and theory: influences on criminological research pp 36-54; 19 pages chapter 3 crime research and criminological theory pp 55-78; 24 pages

    2. Researching criminology - Crow, Iain, Semmens, Natasha c2008

      Book Essential See Part I: The principles of criminological research pp 5-78; 74 pages Chapter 1: The research process pp 7-18; 12 pages Chapter 2: The principles of researching criminology pp 19-33; 15 pages

    3. Social research: issues, methods and process - Tim May 2011

      Book Essential Social theory and social research pp 26-45; 20 pages

    4. Criminological Research for Beginners: A Student's Guide - Laura Caulfield, Jane Hill 2014

      Book  Chapter 1. The context of criminological research: power, knowledge, politics and values pp 3-13; 11 pages Download PDF Read Online Show Subsections Chapter 2. The significance of criminological research: understanding the philosophical roots of our claims to know about crime in society pp 14-26; 13 pages

    5. Doing research on crime and justice - King, Roy D, Wincup, Emma 2007

      Book Background

    6. Practical research: planning and design - Leedy, Paul D., Ormrod, Jeanne Ellis 2010

      Book Background

    7. Social research methods - Bryman, Alan 2012

      Book Background This is an online, search-able resource. Hard copies are also available.

    8. The Sage handbook of criminological research methods - Gadd, David, Karstedt, Susanne, Messner, Steven F. 2011

      Book Background

    9. Research methods for criminal justice and criminology - Maxfield, Michael G., Babbie, Earl R. 2007

      Book Background

    10. Introduction to social research: quantitative and qualitative approaches - Punch, Keith F. 2005

      Book Background

  4. 2: Introduction to quantitative methods; Designing a questionnaire - 11th October 6 items
    1. The good research guide: for small-scale social research projects - Martyn Denscombe 2010

      Book Essential What are research strategies? pp 3-3; 1 page Which strategy to choose? pp 4-8; 5 pages Checklist for the choice of research strategy pp 9-10; 2 pages

    2. Researching criminology - Iain Crow, Natasha Semmens c2008

      Book Essential Chapter 3: Designing criminological research pp 34-56; 23 pages

    3. Quantitative methods in criminology - Shawn Bushway, David Weisburd 2005

      Book Background

    4. Research methods: a practical guide for the social sciences - Bob Matthews, Liz Ross 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Background

    5. The Sage handbook of criminological research methods - David Gadd, Susanne Karstedt, Steven F. Messner 2011

      Book Background

  5. 3: Research Ethics - 18th October 8 items
    1. Criminological research: understanding qualitative methods - Lesley Noaks, Emma Wincup 2004

      Book Essential Chapters 2 and 3

    2. Criminological Research for Beginners: A Student's Guide - Laura Caulfield, Jane Hill 2014

      Book Essential Chapter 3. The ethics of criminological research pp 27-40; 14 pages

    3. Doing criminological research - Jupp, Victor, Davies, Pamela, Francis, Peter 2011

      Book Essential Chpts 13&14

  6. 4: SPSS 1 Introduction; variables. data entry; Quantitative assignment overview: 25th October 7 items
    1. Statistics for people who (think they) hate statistics - Neil J. Salkind 2011

      Book Essential

    2. Understanding statistics for the social sciences, criminal justice, and criminology - Jeffery T. Walker, Sean Maddan 2013 [i.e.2012

      Book Background

    3. SPSS survival manual: a step by step guide to data analysis using IBM SPSS - Julie Pallant 2016

      Book Background

    4. Statistics for criminology and criminal justice - Ronet Bachman, Raymond Paternoster, Ronet Bachman c2004

      Book Background

  7. 5: SPSS 2: Descriptive Statistics: Determining the normality of distributions: Inferential Statistics: Part 1: Cross Tabs and Chi Square - 8th November 8 items
    1. Statistics for people who (think they) hate statistics - Neil J. Salkind 2011

      Book 

    2. Basic statistics for social research - Robert A. Hanneman, Augustine J. Kposowa, Mark Riddle c2013 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    3. Understanding statistics for the social sciences, criminal justice, and criminology - Jeffery T. Walker, Sean Maddan 2013 [i.e.2012

      Book 

    4. Statistics for criminology and criminal justice - Ronet Bachman, Raymond Paternoster, Ronet Bachman c2004

      Book 

  8. 6: SPSS 3: Inferential Statistics Part 2: Scatterplots and correlations: Inferential Statistics Part 3: Testing for differences (T test, Anova) - 15th November 8 items
    1. Statistics for people who (think they) hate statistics - Neil J. Salkind 2011

      Book 

    2. Basic statistics for social research - Robert A. Hanneman, Augustine J. Kposowa, Mark Riddle c2013 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    3. Understanding statistics for the social sciences, criminal justice, and criminology - Jeffery T. Walker, Sean Maddan 2013 [i.e.2012

      Book 

    4. The Sage handbook of criminological research methods - David Gadd, Susanne Karstedt, Steven F. Messner 2011

      Book 

  9. 7: SPSS 4: Reporting Quantitative Research Results and Interpreting Findings: Assignment Guidance Summary and Assessment Questions. 22nd November 8 items
    1. Statistics for people who (think they) hate statistics - Neil J. Salkind 2011

      Book 

    2. Understanding statistics for the social sciences, criminal justice, and criminology - Jeffery T. Walker, Sean Maddan 2013 [i.e.2012

      Book 

    3. The Sage handbook of criminological research methods - David Gadd, Susanne Karstedt, Steven F. Messner 2011

      Book 

    4. Basic statistics for social research - Robert A. Hanneman, Augustine J. Kposowa, Mark Riddle c2013 (electronic resource)

      Book 

  10. 8: Secondary data analysis and big data. 29th November 10 items
    1. Researching crime: approaches, methods and application - Chris Crowther-Dowey, Peter Fussey 2013

      Book 

    2. The Crime Drop and the Security Hypothesis - Graham Farrell, Andromachi Tseloni, Jen Mailley, Nick Tilley 05/2011

      Article 

  11. 9: Preparing Your Research Proposal: 6th December 5 items
    1. Doing criminological research - Jupp, Victor, Davies, Pamela, Francis, Peter 2011

      Book Essential Chapter 1: Planning Criminological Research

    2. Researching criminology - Iain Crow, Natasha Semmens c2008

      Book Essential Part 2: Getting going with criminological research pp 41-106; 66 pages Chapter 4. Planning: Where do research ideas come from? How do we ‘fine tune’ them? pp 43-54; 12 pages Chapter 5. Critiquing the literature and the process of writing your formal review pp 55-64; 10 pages Chapter 6. Theories, methods and their relationship to theories of knowledge pp 65-88; 24 pages Chapter 7. Preparing for the practical challenges of ‘real-world’ crime research pp 89-106; 18 pages

  12. 10: Alternative methods. Visualising and Mapping Crime Data Mixed Methods Research: 13th December 14 items
    1. Crime mapping and crime prevention - David Weisburd, J. Thomas McEwen 1998

      Book 

    2. Crime analysis with crime mapping - Rachel Louise Boba 2013(ie. 2012)

      Book 

    3. Crime and place - John E. Eck, Wilhelm Weischedel 1995

      Book 

    4. Putting crime in its place: units of analysis in geographic criminology - Wim Bernasco, David Weisburd, Wim Bernasco, Gerben Bruinsma 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    5. Crime mapping case studies: practice and research - Spencer Chainey, Lisa Tompson 2008

      Book 

    6. Fundamentals of crime mapping - Rebecca Paynich, Bryan Hill 2009

      Book 

    7. HOT SPOTS OF PREDATORY CRIME: ROUTINE ACTIVITIES AND THE CRIMINOLOGY OF PLACE. - Sherman, Lawrence W.1Gartin, Patrick R.1Buerger, Michael E.2 1989

      Article 

  13. Semester 2 teaching - Qualitative Methods with Dr Joshua Stuart-Bennett 0 items
  14. SEM 2 - Week 1 (17th Jan) - Introduction to Semnester 2: Policy, Research and Theory 8 items
    For each week of the module, please read AT LEAST ONE of the readings marked ESSENTIAL. If two chapters are listed for one text, please read both of them.
    1. Beyond 'so what?' criminology: Rediscovering realism - R. Matthews 01/08/2009

      Article Essential

    2. Researching crime: approaches, methods and application - Chris Crowther-Dowey, Peter Fussey 2013

      Book Essential Chapter 1

    3. Whose Side Are We On? - Howard S. Becker 1967

      Article 

    4. Social Science and the Evidence-based Policy Movement - Ken Young, Deborah Ashby, Annette Boaz, Lesley Grayson 2002-7

      Article 

    5. The criminological imagination - Young, Jock 2011

      Book Background

  15. SEM 2 - Week 2 (24th Jan) - Politics, Ethics, Power and Danger 13 items
    1. Research Ethics in Criminology: Dilemmas, Issues and Solutions - Malcolm Cowburn, Loraine Gelsthorpe, Azrini Wahidin 2016

      Book Essential

    2. Criminological research: understanding qualitative methods - Lesley Noaks, Emma Wincup 2004

      Book Essential Essential Chapters 2 and 3

    3. Doing criminological research - Jupp, Victor, Davies, Pamela, Francis, Peter 2011

      Book Essential Chpts 13&14

    4. Researching Crime: Approaches, Methods and Application - Chris Crowther-Dowey, Pete Fussey 2013

      Book Essential Chapter 2

    5. Accounts from researchers

    6. The Sage handbook of fieldwork - Hobbs, Dick, Wright, Richard 2006

      Book Background Jacobs, B (2006) ‘The case for dangerous fieldwork’

    7. Sexed work: gender, race, and resistance in a Brooklyn drug market - Maher, Lisa 1997

      Book Background Appendix

    8. Social research ethics: an examination of the merits of covert participant observation - Bulmer, Martin 1982

      Book Background Holdaway, S. (1982) ‘An Inside Job: A Case Study of Covert Research on the Police’

  16. SEM 2 - Week 3 (31st Jan) - Ethnography and Observation 28 items
    1. Ethnography at the edge: crime, deviance, and field research - Ferrell, Jeff, Hamm, Mark S. 1998

      Book Essential Ferrell, J. (1998), ‘Criminological Verstehen: Inside the immediacy of crime’

    2. The criminological imagination - Young, Jock 2011

      Book Essential Chpt 7

    3. Ethnography - Brewer, John D. 2000

      Book 

    4. Interpreting the field: accounts of ethnography - Hobbs, Dick, May, Tim 1993

      Book 

    5. Handbook of ethnography - Atkinson, Paul 2001

      Book  Reed-Danahay, D. (2007) ‘Autobiography, Intimacy and Ethnography’

    6. Experiencing fieldwork: an inside view of qualitative research - Shaffir, William B, Stebbins, Robert A. 1991

      Book 

    7. Interpreting qualitative data: a guide to the principles of qualitative research - Silverman, David 2011

      Book 

    8. Tales of the field: on writing ethnography - Van Maanen, John 1988

      Book 

    9. Ethnography: principles in practice - Hammersley, Martyn, Atkinson, Paul 2007

      Book 

    10. Ethnographies of crime/justice

    11. Dirty dancing: an ethnography of lap dancing - Colosi, Rachela 2012

      Book 

    12. Men, masculinities and violence: an ethnographic study - Anthony Ellis 2016

      Book 

    13. In search of respect: selling crack in El Barrio - Bourgois, Philippe I. 2003

      Book 

    14. Inside the British police: a force at work - Holdaway, Simon 1983

      Book 

    15. Hustlers, beats and others - Polsky, Ned 1967

      Book 

    16. The cocaine kids: the inside story of a teenage drug ring - Williams, Terry M. 1989

      Book 

    17. The gang: a study of 1,313 gangs in Chicago - Thrasher, Frederic Milton, Short, James F 1963

      Book 

    18. Badfellas: crime, tradition and new masculinities - Winlow, Simon 2001

      Book 

    19. Street corner society: the social structure of an Italian slum - Whyte, William Foote 1981

      Book  Especially methodological appendix

    20. Drug mules: women in the international cocaine trade - Jennifer Fleetwood

      Book Background

    21. Fieldwork, Biography and Emotion - Stephen Wakeman 09/2014

      Article 

  17. SEM 2 - Week 4 (7th Feb) Interviewing and Focus Groups 12 items
    1. Collecting and interpreting qualitative materials - Denzin, Norman K., Lincoln, Yvonna S. c2008

      Book  Fontana, A. and Frey, J. A. (2008) ‘The Interview: From Neutral stance to Political Involvement’

    2. Criminological research: understanding qualitative methods - Noaks, Lesley, Wincup, Emma 2004

      Book  CHpts 5 & 8

    3. Interpreting qualitative data: a guide to the principles of qualitative research - Silverman, David 2011

      Book 

    4. Research which draws on interviews

    5. Making good: how ex-convicts reform and rebuild their lives - Maruna, Shadd 2001

      Book 

    6. The Jack-roller: a delinquent boy's own story - Shaw, Clifford R 1966

      Book 

  18. SEM 2 - Week 5 (14th Jan) - Qualitative Analysis 3 items
    1. Researching crime : approaches, methods and application

      Book Essential Read chapter 8 here on content, conversation and discourse analysis

  19. SEM 2 - Week 6 (21st Feb) - Visual Methods 5 items
  20. SEM 2 - Week 7 (7th March) - Internet Based Methods & Mixed Methods 5 items
    1. Netnography: doing ethnographic research online - Kozinets, Robert V. 2009

      Book 

    2. The literature review: a step-by-step guide for students - Ridley, Diana 2012

      Book 

  21. SEM 2 - Week 8 (14th March) - Digital Histories and Assessment 5 items
    1. SOLON :: Journal

      Webpage Essential Kim Stevenson, Outrageous Violations: Enabling Students to Interpret Nineteenth Century Newspaper Reports of Sexual Assault and Rape, 36-61

    2. SOLON :: Journal

      Webpage Essential Andrew Davies, Mark Peel and Laura Balderstone, ‘Digital Histories of Crime and Research-Based Teaching and Learning’, 93-104

  22. ASSESSMENT READING 6 items
    1. Doing criminological research - Jupp, Victor, Davies, Pamela, Francis, Peter 2011

      Book Essential Chapter 1: Planning Criminological Research

    2. Research proposals: a practical guide - Denscombe, Martyn 2012

      Book 

    3. Developing effective research proposals - Punch, Keith F. 2006

      Book 

    4. Doing criminological research - Jupp, Victor, Davies, Pamela, Francis, Peter 2011

      Book  Wakefield, A. (2011) Undertaking a criminological literature review.

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