Methods of Criminology and Criminal Justice Research Vol: 24

Mathieu Deflem
University of South Carolina, USA

Derek M. D. Silva
King's University College, Canada

Product Details
26 Aug 2019
Emerald Publishing Limited
216 pages - 152 x 229mm
Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance
The eleven chapters in this volume of Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance discuss a variety of issues of methodological significance in research in the fields of criminology and criminal justice studies. As scholarly work on various aspects of crime, deviance, criminal justice, and social control has progressed tremendously in recent decades, both in terms of scope as well as with respect to theoretical approaches, the employed methods of investigation have also broadened and advanced to be as sophisticated as those used in any other area of contemporary social-science inquiry. The authors in this volume demonstrate the methodological maturity and diversity of current empirical research in criminology and criminal justice in a number of areas, such as general trends of crime, criminal networks, violence against women, sex work, elder financial exploitation, school safety, immigrant detention, extremism on the internet, and human trafficking. 

Presenting a state-of-the-art overview of criminological and criminal justice methodologies today, this book is of interest to a wide range of scholars and students in the fields of criminology, sociology, justice policy, and criminal justice.
Introduction: Measuring Crime and Criminal Justice; Mathieu Deflem and Derek M.D. Silva 
Part I: General Patterns and Trends  
Chapter 1. Is Crime Rising or Falling? A Comparison of Police Recorded Crime and Victimisation Surveys; Barak Ariel and Matthew Bland 
Chapter 2. Using Freedom of Information Requests in Socio-Legal Studies, Criminal Justice, and Criminology; Kevin Walby and Alex Luscombe 
Chapter 3. Criminal Group Dynamics and Network Methods; Marie Ouellet and Sadaf Hashimi  
Part II: Special Groups and Problems 
Chapter 4. Innovative Methods of Gathering Survey Data on Violence Against Women; Walter S. Dekeseredy  
Chapter 5. Methods of Male Sex Work Research: Recommendations and Future Research Opportunities; Navin Kumar 
Chapter 6. Employing Mixed Methods: The Case of Elder Financial Exploitation; Julie Brancale and Thomas G. Blomberg  
Chapter 7. Perceptions of School Safety in the Aftermath of a Shooting: Challenge to Internal Validity?; Jennifer O’Neill, Timothy Mccuddy, and Finn-Aage Esbensen 
Part III: Crossing Boundaries  
Chapter 8. Methodological Challenges in Collaborative Research with Immigrant Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence in Canada; Nawal Ammar and Arshia U. Zaidi  
Chapter 9. The Uses and Limits of Photovoice in Research on Life After Immigration Detention and Deportation; Sarah Turnbull 
Chapter 10. Agency Records as a Method for Examining Human Trafficking; Valerie R. Anderson, Teresa C. Kulig, and Christopher J. Sullivan  
Chapter 11. Searching for Extremist Content Online Using the Dark Crawler and Sentiment Analysis; Ryan Scrivens, Tiana Gaudette, Garth Davies, and Richard Frank
Mathieu Deflem, Department of Sociology, University of South Carolina, USA, specializes in the sociology of social control, terrorism, policing, sociology of law, and sociological theory. He is the author of four books, including The Policing of Terrorism (2010) and Sociology of Law (2008).  
Derek M.D. Silva, Department of Sociology, King's University College at Western University, Canada, specializes in radicalization and violent extremism, policing, sport, and social control. His most recent work can be found in peer-reviewed journals Sociological Forum, Race & Class, and the Sociology of Sport Journal.

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