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9780131690257

Research Methods : A Qualitative Reader

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    9780131690257

  • ISBN10:

    0131690256

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-06-30
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall

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This practical new book exposes readers to the realities of criminal research, and focuses on the planning, design, conduct, analysis, and ethical aspects of this qualitative research. Using real-world examples, reader-friendly discussions and ample illustrations, you will learn how the processes and decisions of qualitative work produce theoretically and pragmatically important research findings.Well-written and understandable articles demonstrate such topics as crime and deviance fieldwork, ethnography, and the danger and stigma in crime and deviance fieldwork.An excellent book for those in the field of criminal justice and research fieldworkers.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Crime and Deviance Fieldwork
1(47)
Acting Like an Insider: Studying Hidden Environments as a Potential Participant
3(9)
Richard Tewksbury
Covert Participant Observation: Reconsidering the Least Used Method
12(8)
J. Mitchell Miller
Criminological Verstehen: Inside the Immediacy of Crime
20(18)
Jeff Ferrell
Honesty, Secrecy, and Deception in the Sociology of Crime: Confessions and Reflections from the Backstage
38(10)
Ken Tunnell
Part 2 Down and Dirty Ethnography: Illustrations of Qualitative Research
48(96)
Assumed and Presumed Identities: Problems of Self-Presentation in Field Research
51(23)
Richard Tewksbury
Patricia Gagne
A Snowball's Chance in Hell: Doing Fieldwork with Active Residential Burglars
74(9)
Richard Wright
Scott H. Decker
Allison K. Redfern
Dietrich L. Smith
Drug Enforcement's Double-Edged Sword: An Assessment of Asset Forfeiture Programs
83(19)
J. Mitchell Miller
Lance H. Selva
Women in Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs
102(17)
Columbus B. Hopper
Johnny Moore
The Business of Illegal Gambling: An Examination of the Gambling Business in Vietnamese Cafes
119(10)
Tomson H. Nguyen
Graduating from the Field: Disengaging from Ethnographic Field Sites
129(15)
Richard Tewksbury
Part 3 Danger & Stigma in Crime and Deviance Fieldwork
144(67)
Personal Safety in Dangerous Places
147(21)
Terry Williams
Eloise Dunlap
Bruce D. Johnson
Ansley Hamid
``God, She's Gonna Report Me'': The Ethics of Child Protection in Poverty Research
168(12)
Lisa Bostock
Studying Sexuality: Strategies for Surviving Stigma
180(5)
Tania Israel
Sex with Informants as Deviant Behavior: An Account and Commentary
185(19)
Erich Goode
On Having One's Research Seized
204(7)
David Sonenschein
Collecting Sensitive Data: The Impact on Researchers
211
Barbara Johnson
Jill Macleod Clarke

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