1.2 Criminology skills You should see from Table 1.1 that criminology is a very broad subject indeed, and that it is very much an interdisciplinary subject. It is rooted in the social sciences, involving empirical enquiry—that is, ...
Author: Emily Finch
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Criminology Skills covers both criminological study skills and research skills in one volume, giving students the skills they need to succeed in the study of criminology. A three-part structure covers finding source materials, academic skills, study skills, and research methodology, guiding students through a range of skills and methods which they will need to practise and demonstrate in their 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 students to establish a strong and comprehensive skills foundation before building to a more advanced level, increasing their competence and confidence with which to approach projects. Online resources The text is accompanied by the following online resources: -Practical exercises -Animated walk-throughs showing how to use online databases -Activities to help students test their understanding of ethical considerations and of the differences between quantitative and qualitative research methods