Interviewing elites in criminological research: Negotiating power and access and being called 'kid'

Richards, Kelly (2011) Interviewing elites in criminological research: Negotiating power and access and being called 'kid'. In Bartels, Lorena & Richards, Kelly (Eds.) Qualitative criminology: Stories from the field. Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 68-79.

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Qualitative Criminology: Stories from the Field brings to life the stories behind the research of both emerging and established scholars in Australian criminology. The book’s contributors provided honest, reflective, and decidedly unsanitised accounts of their qualitative research journeys - the lively tales of what really happens when conducting research of this nature, the stories that often make for parenthetical asides in conference papers but tend to be excised from journal articles.

This book considers the gap between research methods and the realities of qualitative research. As such, it aims to help researchers and students who conduct qualitative criminological research reflect upon their role as researchers, and the practical, ideological and ethical issues which may arise in the course of their research. It is also a call to criminologists to make public the ‘failures’ and missteps of their research endeavours so that we can learn from one another and become better informed and more reflexive qualitative criminologists.

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ID Code: 55977
Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 9781876067243
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Federation Press
Deposited On: 20 Mar 2013 02:03
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2013 05:04

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