Qualitative Research in Criminology: Advances in Criminological Theory (PDF) explores the significant role qualitative research plays in expanding and refining our understandings of crime and justice. It includes seventeen original essays that discuss the relationship between theory and methodology. The result is a theoretically engaged volume that studies the approaches of qualitative scholars in the collection and treatment of data in criminological scholarship.
Among the key issues addressed in the volume is methodological rigor in qualitative research; movement between method, theoretical refinement, and expansion; theory building, diversity of qualitative methodologies, from classic field research to contemporary innovations; and considerations of the future of qualitative criminological research.
Qualitative research use has grown rapidly in the last twenty years. This latest volume of Advances in Criminological Theory provides a cogent appraisal of qualitative criminology and the ways in which thorough qualitative research contributes to theorizing about crime and justice.
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