Stories from the Field
1. Auflage 2011,
250 Seiten, Kartoniert, Format (B × H): 156 mm x 234 mm, Gewicht: 408 g
Verlag: Federation Press
Bartels / Richards Qualitative CriminologyQualitative researchers in the discipline of criminology perform a wider range of challenging tasks. They interview prisoners, police officers, magistrates and judges. They speak with survivors of domestic violence, and drink tea with the mothers of murdered children. They observe courts and communities, investigate the decision-making processes of juries and immerse ourselves in the data they collect. They ask ‘big’ questions – ‘how do we criminalise the producers of toxic toys?’ – as well as ‘little’ questions – ‘what should I wear to conduct this interview?’
Qualitative Criminology: Stories from the Field brings to life the stories behind the research of both emerging and established scholars in Australian criminology. The book’s contributors provided honest, reflective, and decidedly unsanitised accounts of their qualitative research journeys - the lively tales of what really happens when conducting research of this nature, the stories that often make for parenthetical asides in conference papers but tend to be excised from journal articles.
This book considers the gap between research methods and the realities of qualitative research. As such, it aims to help researchers and students who conduct qualitative criminological research reflect upon their role as researchers, and the practical, ideological and ethical issues which may arise in the course of their research. It is also a call to criminologists to make public the ‘failures’ and missteps of their research endeavours so that we can learn from one another and become better informed and more reflexive qualitative criminologists.
Weitere Infos & Material
1. The story behind the stories: Qualitative criminology research in Australia, Kelly Richards and Lorana Bartels Part 1:Experimental and exploratory qualitative research 2. Qualitative encounters in policing research, Jenny Fleming 3. Interviewing the jury: Three case studies from the Tasmanian jury sentencing study, Julia Davis, Kate Warner and Rebecca Bradfield 4. Simulation and dissimulation in jury research: Credibility in a live mock trial, Jane Goodman-Delahunty, Meredith Rossner and David Tait Part 2:Dealing with power and access 5. Breaking into the legal culture of the Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions, Asher Flynn 6. Negotiating access to the NSW Police Force Media Unit: A personal research experience, Alyce McGovern 7. Interviewing elites in criminological research: Negotiating power and access and being called 'kid', Kelly Richards Part 3:Researching sensitive topics and vulnerable populations 8. Researching sensitive topics, emotion work and the qualitative researcher: Interviewing bereaved victims of crime, Tracey Booth 9. A marriage of (in)convenience? Navigating the research relationship between ethical regulators and criminologists researching 'vulnerable populations', Hannah Graham10. Getting lost in the field: The unpredictable nature of fieldwork with young people, Angela Dwyer and Hennessey Hayes 11. Crossing boundaries, developing trust: Qualitative criminological research across cultures and disciplines, Roberta Julian 12. Domestic violence research: Valuing stories,Heather Douglas 13. Journeys outside the comfort zone: Doing research in the Aboriginal domain, Harry Blagg Part 4:Theoretical understandings of qualitative methodologies 14. Feminist criminological research and the meanings of violence, Gail Mason and Julie Stubbs 15. Criminological research and the search for meaning: some reflections on praxis, Chris Cunneen 16. Be careful what you ask for: Exploring fear of crime in the field, Murray Lee 17. What makes a good case study and what is a case study and what is it good for? Diane HeckenbergPart 4:Dealing with distance: Traversing temporal and spatial boundaries 18. Researching Crime and violence: Untold stories from the field, Kerry Carrington 19. The challenges of doing collaborative research, Rob White 20. Light and shadow: Comparative fieldwork in policing, David Dixon