Criminology Skills

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-05-04
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Criminology Skillscovers both study skills and research skills in one manageable volume. The text is designed to enable you to develop an integrated understanding of the key skills required to succeed in your study of criminology. A three-part structure introduces you to the skills of finding source materials and takes you through the academic skills you'll need to succeed in your degree before finishing with a section on research methods. The book provides an ideal introduction to the key study and research skills that you will need to demonstrate during your study and practice of criminology. Criminology Skillsfirst helps you establish a strong skills foundation before incrementally building to a more advanced level increasing the competence, and confidence, with which you will be able to approach projects which require strong academic and research skills. Online Resource Centre Criminology Skillsis accompanied by an online resource centre containing the following resources for students: - Practical exercises - Animated walk-throughs showing how to use online databases - Activities to help test your understanding of ethical considerations - Activities to help test your understanding of the differences between quantitative and qualitative research methods

Author Biography

Emily Finch is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Surrey where her teaching focuses on criminal law and student skills. She is Professor of Research at the University of Winchester. Her overarching research interest is in public perceptions of crime and criminality and the impact of technology on criminal activity. She has a particular interest in jury decision-making and has conducted a number of empirical studies that explore factors that influence jury verdicts in rape, theft, and fraud trials. Her work on identity theft won the Joseph Lister Award in 2005.

Stefan Fafinski is a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds and a Research Associate of the University of Oxford; he also teaches undergraduate cyberlaw and cybercrime. He is interested in the social factors that influence the misuse of information technology and the challenges that the Internet presents to the criminal law. He won the Joseph Lister Award for his work on the social aspects of computer crime in 2006.

Table of Contents

Finding, using and evaluating criminological resources
Criminal Law
Books and journals
Statistics and official publications
Media and web sources
Academic Criminology Skills
Study skills
Writing skills
Referencing and avoiding plagiarism
Essay writing
Dissertations and research reports
Revision and examinations
Research Skills in Criminology
Research ethics
Gathering data
Quantitative analysis
Qualitative analysis
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