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ISBN-13: 9789057182631
Publisher: ASP - Academic & Scientific Publishers
Publication date: 06/01/2013
Series: Criminological Studies
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kristel Beyens is a professor of penology, criminological sociology, and research methods at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University Brussels). Jenneke Christiaens is a professor of criminology and juvenile justice and youth crime at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Bart Claes is currently a voluntary postdoctoral researcher for the group Crime and Society (CRiS) in the Department of Criminology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Steven De Ridder is a teaching assistant and PhD student in the Department of Criminology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Hanne Tournel is a PhD student in the Department of Criminology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and a member of CRiS. Hilde Tubex is an ARC Future Fellow at the Crime Research Centre at the University of Western Australia.

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors 7

1 Introduction. Giving Voice to the Researcher Kristel Beyens 13

2 Paradigms. Waving the Flag or Flagging the Wave? Tom Bauwens Philippe Kennes Aline Bauwens 23

3 The Pains and Gains of a Social Constructionist Perspective on Policy-supporting Research Tom Bauwens Katrien De Koster Els Enhus Anneke Evenepoel 39

4 Gender and Prison Ethnography. Some Fieldwork Implications Bart Claes Valesca Lippens Philippe Kennes Hanne Tournel 59

5 Criminological Research on Non-national Prisoners without a Legal Residence Permit. The Quest for the Holy Grail of Data Steven De Ridder 73

6 Criminological-psychological Case-work. Consequences of Visiting the Pits of Hell Stef Decoene 89

7 Observing the Observers. Participant Observation in Police Settings Chaim Demarée Isabel Verwee Els Enhus 105

8 Getting Personal. Reflections on the 'I' of a Researcher Rudy Machiels 125

9 Ethnography and Emotions. The Myth of the Cold and Objective Scientist Veerle Scheirs An Nuytiens 141

10 Breaking Boundaries. Collapsing the Dark Side of Researching Criminology Veerle Pashley Marc Cools 161

11 Facing Resistance to Research Results Iris Steenhout 181

12 Pitfalls of Comparative (Penological) Research and How to Overcome Them Hilde Tuhex 195

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