Criminology Skills

Paperback | May 17, 2016

byEmily Finch, Stefan Fafinski

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Criminology Skills covers both criminological study skills and research skills in one volume, giving you the skills you need to succeed in the study of criminology. A three-part structure covers finding source materials, academic skills, study skills, and research methodology, guiding you through a range of skills and methods which you will need to practise and demonstrate in your degree. Topics covered include finding and evaluating criminological resources,referencing and avoiding plagiarism, preparing for exams, planning a research project, data analysis and much more.Criminology Skills first helps you to establish a strong and comprehensive skills foundation before building to a more advanced level, increasing your competence and confidence with which to approach projects. The text is accompanied by an innovative and dynamic Online Resource Centre which includes practical exercises, animated walk-throughs showing how to use online databases, and activities to help test your understanding of ethical considerations and of the differences between quantitative andqualitative research methods.

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Criminology Skills covers both criminological study skills and research skills in one volume, giving you the skills you need to succeed in the study of criminology. A three-part structure covers finding source materials, academic skills, study skills, and research methodology, guiding you through a range of skills and methods whic...

Emily Finch is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Surrey where her teaching focuses on criminal law, criminal evidence and cybercrime. Her overarching research interest is in public perceptions of crime and criminality and the impact of technology on criminal activity, especially the criminogenic potential of the internet. She has...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:440 pagesPublished:May 17, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198718810

ISBN - 13:9780198718819

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. What is criminology?1: Finding, using and evaluating criminological resources2. Criminal law3. Books and journals4. Statistics and official publications5. Media and web sources2: Academic Criminology Skills6. Study skills7. Writing skills8. Referencing and avoiding plagiarism9. Essay writing10. Dissertations and research reports11. Presentations12. Revision and examinations3: Research Skills in Criminology13. Research ethics14. Gathering data15. Quantitative analysis16. Qualitative analysis

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"full of very good, clear advice and guidance that students will find useful" --Dr Richard Peake, Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Leeds