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Criminology Skills

Criminology Skills

  • Author: Emily Finch,Stefan Fafinski
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198718810
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 440
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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 and qualitative research methods.

Criminological Skills and Research for Beginners

Criminological Skills and Research for Beginners

A Student's Guide

  • Author: Laura Caulfield,Jane Hill
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351703862
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
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Criminological Skills and Research for Beginners is a comprehensive and engaging guide to research methods in Criminology, and the skills required for academic success. Written specifically for undergraduate students and novice researchers, this book has been designed as a lively and accessible guide to planning, conducting and reporting research in the subject. It emphasises practical skills required in studying Criminology, the importance of criminological research, and places related methodology firmly in the context of students’ broader study of the discipline, before moving on to provide a detailed guide to the actual processes of research. It is common for Criminology undergraduates to feel intimidated at the prospect of conducting their own research, and these students typically struggle to see the relevance of research methods to their own studies. This book speaks directly to the needs of such students, and includes contemporary examples and case studies that bring a topic that is often thought of as dry to life, providing a thorough and accessible practical guide that students can return to at each stage of their research, all the way through to their dissertation. This book covers: an examination of the theoretical, political and ethical debates in criminological research; a complete guide to planning criminological research, assisting student researchers in identifying their research questions, choosing their research methods and critiquing the available literature; guidance on the practicalities and processes of collecting data; a discussion of the process of analysing data and writing up research. New to the second edition is a brand new section on research skills in Criminology, including detailed coverage of writing skills, referencing, dissertations and research reports, presentation skills and revision. The book also offers additional coverage of the politics of criminological research and the presentation of official crime statistics. Including an extensive glossary and an integrated companion website with extra examples, exercises and videos to further develop students’ understanding, this book is essential reading for any undergraduate on a Criminological Research Methods or Research Skills course, or for anyone in need of practical guidance on any or all of the various stages involved in conducting thorough and effective criminological research.

Study Skills for Criminology

Study Skills for Criminology

  • Author: Mark Simpson,Olwen Harrison,Emma Martin
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1849207933
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
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The new edition of this best-selling study skills book provides a practical guide for success for students at every level of their study in criminology or criminal justice degree. Fully-revised and thoroughly updated to reflect changes in the curriculum, the book continues to provide students with practical and relevant information for their degree including topics on: choosing courses, sourcing and researching, applying theory to practice, writing essays, presentation skills, revision, taking exams, and careers after your degree.

Oxford Handbook of Criminology, 5th Ed. + Criminology Skills

Oxford Handbook of Criminology, 5th Ed. + Criminology Skills

  • Author: Mike Maguire,Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice Mike Maguire,Rod Morgan,Robert Reiner,Emily Finch,Stefan Fafinski
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780198706793
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 1480
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This pack contains The Oxford Handbook of Criminology along with Criminology Skills Pack.

Criminology

Criminology

  • Author: Katherine Williams
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198736754
  • Category:
  • Page: 1024
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CRIMINOLOGY. Thorough. Engaging. Distinctive. Criminology is a core, introductory textbook that takes students further. From the first chapter, students are encouraged to regard themselves as producers of criminological knowledge. Starting from the basics, the book takes students on a journey through the subject. This begins with what crime isand the theories that try to explain it, through society's response to crime, and ultimately to how to carry out independent research and plan first steps in a career. The critical, applied approach is emphasized through some of the many features that are integrated throughout the book. These include conversations with authentic voices from the field, compelling personal insights from the authors, and challenges to students to question assumptions, apply knowledgeand critically reflect on their personal viewpoints. The ultimate goal behind Criminology is a bold, important, and ambitious one. Both student-focused and research engaged, the purpose of the book is to contribute towards producing the next generation of criminologists who are switched-on, excited, active, and - above all - critical. Online Resource Centre: Criminology is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre containing the following resources: * Selected further readings and web links * Over 100 multiple choice questions * Advice on 'decoding' academic articles * Numerous time-saving resources for teaching staff

Mixed Methods in Criminology

Mixed Methods in Criminology

  • Author: Vicky Heap,Jaime Waters
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351388924
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 300
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Mixed Methods in Criminology is the first book to bring together the discipline of criminology with the mixed methods research strategy, which has become increasingly prominent within criminological teaching and research. The book is structured so that it charts the course of a criminological mixed methods study. Starting with an introduction to mixed methods and its implications for criminology and criminological research, the book then works systematically through the planning stages of a research project. Developing research questions, aims and objectives is discussed alongside literature searching skills and the project planning process, before the principles and practice of ethical research are summarised. Next come chapters on philosophy, mixed methods design, combining the data, research design and sampling, data collection methods and data analysis; delivering a comprehensive overview of how to undertake a mixed methods research project in practice. This is followed by a chapter on troubleshooting, which provides useful advice from experienced mixed methods researchers, before a detailed account of how to write-up mixed methods research is presented. The book concludes with a range of real-life mixed methods case studies to demonstrate how the techniques outlined in this book have been employed in reality and to inspire new criminological mixed methods projects. Providing straightforward, easy to follow guidance, Mixed Methods in Criminology is the essential student companion for any criminological mixed methods research project. Drawing on the authors' years of experience teaching research methods, the book is written in a supportive and encouraging tone that will serve as a reference and guide for those embarking on their adventures 'in the field'.

Employability Skills for Law Students

Employability Skills for Law Students

  • Author: Emily Finch,Stefan Fafinski
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199663238
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 351
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Employability Skills for Law Students is designed to help you: * identify the academic, practical and transferable skills that can be developed whilst studying for a law degree; * recognise the value of those skills to employers (within both law and non-law professions); * identify any gaps in your skills portfolio; * maximise opportunities to develop new skills through participation in a range of activities; * effectively demonstrate your skills to potential employers; * improve your employability prospects on graduation from university. Whether you are in your first year or your last, this book will ensure you make the most of your time at university, developing skills inside and outside the lecture theatre, so that you are in the best possible position to pursue your chosen career on graduation - as a solicitor, barrister, or a completely different profession. An interactive Online Resource Centre provides a range practical activities designed to give you opportunities to practise and receive feedback upon the skills you are developing.

Studieren - Das Handbuch

Studieren - Das Handbuch

  • Author: Stella Cottrell
  • Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783827423603
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 352
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Studieren ist schwierig? - Nicht mit diesem Buch! Dieser praktische Leitfaden für Studienanfänger vermittelt grundlegende „Soft Skills“ (vom „Lernen lernen“ über Selbsteinschätzung, Zeit-, Projekt- und Stressmanagement bis zu Gedächtnis- und Schreibtraining, Prüfungs- und Klausursituationen sowie Karriereplanung u.v.m.) - locker präsentiert, in handliche Einheiten verpackt und je nach Bedarf selektiv nutzbar. Viele eingestreute kleine Tipps stehen neben Mini-Fragebögen, Kopiervorlagen für Tabellen, die man nicht im Buch ausfüllen möchte, und ähnlichen Hilfsmitteln. Das unterhaltsam-informative Werk beruht auf dem englischen Bestseller The Study Skilly Handbook und eignet sich für Abiturienten mit Studienwunsch, Studienanfänger verschiedenster Disziplinen und Quereinsteiger als Wegweiser durch die vielfältigen Anforderungen im "Studiendschungel".

Theoretical Criminology from Modernity to Post-Modernism

Theoretical Criminology from Modernity to Post-Modernism

  • Author: Wayne Morrison
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135427011
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 540
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This book incorporates many of the exciting debates in the social sciences and philosophy of knowledge concerning the issues of modernity and post-modernism. It sets out a new project for criminology, a criminology of modernity, and offers a sustained critique of theorizing without a concern for social totalities. This book is designed to place criminological theory at the cutting edge of contemporary debates. Wayne Morrison reviews the history and present state of criminology and identifies a range of social problems and large scale social processes which must be addressed if the subject is to attain intellectual commitment. This book marks a new development in criminological texts and will serve a valuable function not only for students and academics but for all those interested in the project of understanding crime in contemporary conditions.

Criminology

Criminology

The Essentials

  • Author: James Treadwell
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446271862
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 232
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This is an essential introduction to undergraduate studies in criminology. Short, clear and concise, it provides a comprehensive overview of the key themes covered on your criminology course. The second edition provides: Summaries of key course content, including new sections on race and ethnicity, cybercrime, ordinary crime, state crime, global and comparative criminology, green criminology and zemiology A helpful study skills section with extensive advice on how to write essays and pass exams, including new sections on how to avoid plagiarism and how to find, read and use journal articles Recent international case studies drawn from the United Kingdom, Australia, Africa and The United States An all new companion website providing guides to further reading and links to relevant blogs, journal articles and useful websites Criminology: The Essentials is an indispensible learning tool. As well as mapping out course content in a coherent and engaging way, it offers helpful hints and tips for getting the most out of your studies.

Criminology as an Integrating Discipline

Criminology as an Integrating Discipline

Inaugural Address Delivered on 18 September 1986 at the University of Zululand

  • Author: Gabriel Lindumusa Ndabandaba
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Criminology
  • Page: 24
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Criminological Research

Criminological Research

Understanding Qualitative Methods

  • Author: Emma Wincup,Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice School of Social Sciences Emma Wincup
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473965497
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 216
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Now with new, in-depth case studies to really help students visualise the realities of research, this textbook continues to provide the guidance to help them both evaluate existing studies and design their own robust, ethical projects

Prisoners on Criminology

Prisoners on Criminology

Convict Life Stories and Crime Prevention

  • Author: William S. Tregea
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 0739145894
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 396
  • View: 1373
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William S. Tregea makes prisoners’ stories come alive with eighty prisoner essays integrated in informational chapters tracing shifts in criminality, the U.S. prison build up, and inner cities. The chapters review criminological theories through case studies of prisoners’ own insights on their lives at the individual, family, and community levels.

Criminology For Dummies

Criminology For Dummies

  • Author: Steven Briggs
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118052668
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 384
  • View: 6137
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Your thorough guide to comprehending and combating crime Are you fascinated by criminology, forensics, and detective work? This you-are-there guide takes you deep into the world of crime, giving you a better understanding of the dark recesses of the criminal mind and how law enforcement officials investigate crime. You'll gain real-world knowledge of the reasons for and consequences of crime, the way society responds to it, and, most important, how crime can be prevented. Enter the world of crime — understand what crime is, how it is measured, and the various ways crime affects victims and society Identify different types of crime — from white-collar crime to organized crime to terrorism, examine the nature of crime and why certain criminals are attracted to specific crimes Know who commits crimes, and why — explore different theories that attempt to explain why people commit crimes Take it to the streets — follow law enforcement officials and federal agencies as they chase and apprehend the bad guys Seek justice — meet the key players in the criminal justice system and see why and how the guilty are punished Deal with juveniles — know the differences between adult and juvenile systems, realize why youths are treated differently, and review modern methods for treatment Open the book and find: Common criminal traits The causes of violent crimes Recent efforts to secure victims' rights The processes used to solve crimes A step-by-step walkthrough of the criminal justice process Ways to recognize and fight back against crime Jobs in the criminal justice field Ten notorious, unsolved crimes

Inside the Mind of BTK

Inside the Mind of BTK

The True Story Behind the Thirty-Year Hunt for the Notorious Wichita Serial Killer

  • Author: John Douglas,Johnny Dodd
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470437681
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 368
  • View: 3124
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A dramatic and compelling true-crime psychological thriller This incredible story shows how John Douglas tracked and participated in the hunt for one of the most notorious serial killers in U.S. history. For 31 years a man who called himself BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill) terrorized the city of Wichita, Kansas, sexually assaulting and strangling a series of women, taunting the police with frequent communications, and bragging about his crimes to local newspapers and TV stations. After disappearing for nine years, he suddenly reappeared, complaining that no one was paying enough attention to him and claiming that he had committed other crimes for which he had not been given credit. When he was ultimately captured, BTK was shockingly revealed to be Dennis Rader, a 61-year-old married man with two children.

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Criminology and Criminal Justice

A Study Guide

  • Author: Peter Joyce
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315310279
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 342
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A broad and comprehensive guide to the study of criminology and criminal justice at undergraduate level, this book is essential reading for new students. Assuming no prior knowledge, it offers an essential overview to key themes and issues, brings together theory with practice, and provides useful hints and suggestions for developing the skills required to see you on your way throughout your degree. Features of the book include: A detailed discussion of the study of criminology and criminal justice in Higher Education, An overview of theories of crime and deviance, A discussion as to why and how we punish offenders, An exploration of the criminal justice system in England and Wales, A guide to criminological research and the methods and concepts involved, Examples of original sources in criminology, including key websites, Tips and advice on skills in criminology and criminal justice, including referencing and the presentation of written work, A full glossary of key terms. The new edition has been fully revised and updated and includes a new chapter on theories and explanations of punishment. Each chapter includes a series of ‘Taking It Further’ exercises to encourage well-developed essays and critical thinking. They culminate in a final chapter offering guidelines as to how these exercises might be answered. This book is indispensable for the criminology undergraduate and a benchmark for academic success.

Jumpstarting Your Career

Jumpstarting Your Career

An Internship Guide for Criminal Justice

  • Author: Dorothy L. Taylor
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: 9780131175778
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 142
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This guide for readers provides information about obtaining valuable internships and making the successful transition to employment. It focuses on the many issues involved in the total internship experience.The author's personal experience as an intern and as a coordinator for internship placements makes this book topical and important. Only the best information available from psychology, social work, and other disciplines was used to cover the following topics: goals and objectives, the field-placement process, agency concerns, the intern's role, supervision, values and ethical standards, evaluation, and future careers.An excellent resource for those seeking employment in the criminal justice field, as well as supervisors and field placement supervisors.

The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Research Methods

The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Research Methods

  • Author: David Gadd,Susanne Karstedt,Steven F Messner
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446254461
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 552
  • View: 1892
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Conducting research into crime and criminal justice carries unique challenges. This Handbook focuses on the application of 'methods' to address the core substantive questions that currently motivate contemporary criminological research. It maps a canon of methods that are more elaborated than in most other fields of social science, and the intellectual terrain of research problems with which criminologists are routinely confronted. Drawing on exemplary studies, chapters in each section illustrate the techniques (qualitative and quantitative) that are commonly applied in empirical studies, as well as the logic of criminological enquiry. Organized into five sections, each prefaced by an editorial introduction, the Handbook covers: • Crime and Criminals • Contextualizing Crimes in Space and Time: Networks, Communities and Culture • Perceptual Dimensions of Crime • Criminal Justice Systems: Organizations and Institutions • Preventing Crime and Improving Justice Edited by leaders in the field of criminological research, and with contributions from internationally renowned experts, The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Research Methods is set to become the definitive resource for postgraduates, researchers and academics in criminology, criminal justice, policing, law, and sociology. David Gadd is Professor of Criminology at Manchester University School of Law where he is also Director of the Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice. Susanne Karstedt has a Chair in Criminology and Criminological Justice at the University of Leeds. Steven F. Messner is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Sociology, University at Albany, State University of New York.

Introduction to Criminology

Introduction to Criminology

A Text/Reader

  • Author: Anthony Walsh,Craig Hemmens
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412956838
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 596
  • View: 419
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This uniquely comprehensive book provides instructors and students the best of both worlds – a text with carefully selected accompanying readings. Each Section has a 15p. introduction (a "mini-chapter) that contains vignettes, photos, tables and graphs, end of chapter questions and Web-exercises and is followed by 3-4 supporting readings. The theory Section introductions will end with a concluding sub-section that focuses on policy and crime prevention. The theory Sections contain a unique table that compares and contrasts the theories presented in that Section. A "How to Read a Research Article" guide for students appears after the book's Introduction in Section 1, prior to the first reading. The guide refers students to portions of the first reading to illustrate key aspects of a research article. The readings are carefully selected, edited journal articles appropriate for an undergraduate audience. Additional readings will be found on the accompanying Study Site. Full ancillary package with IR CD for instructors and a comprehensive study site for students.

Careers in California State Government; a Guide to Selected Occupations in the State Civil Service Requiring College Graduation

Careers in California State Government; a Guide to Selected Occupations in the State Civil Service Requiring College Graduation

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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