Reflexivity in Criminological Research: Experiences with the Powerful and the Powerless

Reflexivity in Criminological Research: Experiences with the Powerful and the Powerless

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Reflexivity in Criminological Research: Experiences with the Powerful and the Powerless by Aaron Winter

This comprehensive collection contributes to, advances and consolidates discussions of the range of research methods in criminology through the presentation of diverse international case studies in which contributors reflect upon their experiences with powerless and powerful individuals or groups.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349478743
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Edition description: 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Ruth Armstrong, University of Cambridge, UK
James Banks, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Monish Bhatia, University of Abertay, Dundee, UK
Gemma Birkett, City University London, UK
Jarrett Blaustein, Aberystwyth University, UK
Oona Brooks, University of Glasgow, UK
Stephen Case, Swansea University, UK
Ben Crewe, University of Cambridge, UK
Julie T. Davies, Edge Hill University, UK
Vanina Ferreccio, University of Litoral, Argentina
Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Deakin University, Australia
Loraine Gelsthorpe, University of Cambridge, UK
David Glisch-Sánchez, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Hannah Graham, University of Tasmania, Australia
Elias le Grand, Stockholm University, Sweden
Clare Griffiths, Keele University, UK
Kevin Haines, Swansea University, UK
Emily Luise Hart, Liverpool Hope University, UK
Meghan E. Hollis, Michigan State University, USA
Stephanie C. Kane, Indiana University, USA
Rimple Mehta, Jadavpur University, India
Nicola O'Leary, University of Hull, UK
Eleanor Peters, Edge Hill University, UK
Emma Poulton, Durham University, UK
Francesca Vianello, University of Padua, Italy
Michael Wearing, University of New South Wales, Australia
Rob White, University of Tasmania, Australia
Breea C. Willingham, SUNY Buffalo and Oneonta, USA

Table of Contents

1. Reflexivity in Criminological Research; Karen Lumsden and Aaron Winter PART I: RESEARCH RELATIONSHIPS Editors' Introduction; Karen Lumsden and Aaron Winter 2. Negotiating 'Victim Communities': Reflexivity and Method in Researching High Profile Crimes; Nicola O'Leary 3. Relationships Between Gatekeepers and Researchers: The Experience of Conducting Evaluations into Parenting Programmes in Community and Penal Settings; Julie T. Davies and Dr Eleanor Peters 4. The Mango Tree: Exploring the Prison Space for Research; Rimple Mehta 5. Reflective Friend Research: The Relational Aspects of Social Scientific Research; Stephen Case and Kevin Haines PART II: IDENTITIES, SUBJECTIVITIES AND INTERSECTIONALITIES: GENDER AND CLASS Editors' Introduction; Karen Lumsden and Aaron Winter 6. Having the Balls: Reflections on Doing Gendered Research with Football Hooligans; Emma Poulton 7. The Interplay between Power and Reflexivity in Feminist Research on Young Women's Safety; Oona Brooks 8. Power, Pregnancy and Prison: The Impact of a Researcher's Pregnancy on Qualitative Interviews with Female Prisoners; Emily Luise Hart 9. Writing the Ethnographic Self in Research on Marginalised Youths and Masculinity; Elias le Grand PART III: IDENTITIES, SUBJECTIVITIES AND INTERSECTIONALITIES: RACE AND ETHNICITY Editors' Introduction; Karen Lusmden and Aaron Winter 10. From 'Hate Crimes' to Social Harm: Critical Moments and Reflexive Practice; David Glisch-Sanchez 11. Prison is My Family Business: Reflections of an African American Woman with Incarcerated Relatives Doing Research on Incarcerated African American Fathers; Breea C. Willingham 12. Accessing the Experiences of Female and Minority Police Officers: Observations from an Ethnographic Researcher; Meghan E. Hollis 13. Researching 'Bogus' Asylum Seekers, 'Illegal' Migrants and 'Crimmigrants'; Monish Bhatia 14. Researching 'Hidden Populations': Reflections of a Quantitative Researcher in Understanding 'Established' and 'Immigrant' Groups' Perceptions of Crime and Social (Dis)Order; Clare E. Griffiths 15: 'Coming in from the Cold': Constructing Qualitative 'Criminality' in Australia's Penal-Welfare State; Michael Wearing PART IV: RISK, ETHICS AND RESEARCHER SAFETY Editors' Introduction; Karen Lumsden and Aaron Winter 16. From Paper Ethics to Real World Research: Supervising Ethical Reflexivity When Taking Risks in Research with 'The Risky'; Ruth Armstrong, Loraine Gelsthorpe and Ben Crewe 17. Armed Robbery and Ethnographic Connection in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil; Stephanie C. Kane PART V: POWER, PARTISANSHIP AND BIAS Editors' Introduction; Karen Lumsden and Aaron Winter 18. Politics, Power and Gender: Reflections on Researching Female Policy Elites in Criminal Justice; Gemma Birkett 19. Overcoming Barriers in the Criminal Justice System: Examining the Value and Challenges of Interviewing Legal Practitioners; Kate Fitz-Gibbon 20. Doing Research in Prison: How to Resist Institutional Pressures; Vanina Ferreccio and Francesca Vianello 21. 'You Are What You Research': Bias and Partisanship in an Ethnography of Boy Racers; Karen Lumsden PART VI: REFLEXIVITY AND INNOVATION: NEW CONTEXTS, CHALLENGES AND POSSIBILITIES Editors' Introduction; Karen Lumsden and Aaron Winter 22. Online Gambling, Advantage Play, Reflexivity and Virtual Ethnography; James Banks 23. Reflexivity and Participatory Policy Ethnography: Situating the Self in a Transnational Criminology of Harm Production; Jarrett Blaustein 24. Innovative Justice: According to Whom?; Hannah Graham and Rob White

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