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NCJ Number: 221247 Find in a Library
Title: Constructing British Criminology
Journal: Howard Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:46  Issue:5  Dated:December 2007  Pages:476-492
Author(s): Keith Soothill; Moira Peelo
Date Published: December 2007
Page Count: 17
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This article discusses the results of inquiry into whether there is a consensus about the major British empirical work in criminology of the past 40 years, how colleagues engaged in criminology regard the work around them and what they consider to be influential studies.
Abstract: In the quest to tap into which studies have impacted the current teachers and researchers of criminology, what was uncovered was an unsurprising suggestion that teaching and research agenda are not necessarily shaped by the same forces. In identifying influence within a discipline, citation searches have quickly become the norm. British research has been involved in the past few years in the development of a set of books designed for students, with the intention of explaining not just crime, but the study of criminology in accessible and questioning ways. The intent is to share with them a sense of criminology as a dynamic, evolving study with which they can engage. The aims of this study were modest and the methods employed were limited. Twenty individuals were circulated and simply asked potential respondents for a list of 4 to 8 projects that they thought had been crucial for the development of British criminology in the past 40 years. Notes, references, and appendix
Main Term(s): Criminology; United Kingdom (UK)
Index Term(s): Criminal justice research; Research; Research programs; Teaching/training techniques
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