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Interviewing Elites, Experts and the Powerful in Criminology

  • Olga Petintseva
  • Rita Faria
  • Yarin Eski
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Olga Petintseva, Rita Faria, Yarin Eski
    Pages 1-7
  3. Olga Petintseva, Rita Faria, Yarin Eski
    Pages 9-27
  4. Olga Petintseva, Rita Faria, Yarin Eski
    Pages 29-58
  5. Olga Petintseva, Rita Faria, Yarin Eski
    Pages 59-90
  6. Olga Petintseva, Rita Faria, Yarin Eski
    Pages 91-104
  7. Olga Petintseva, Rita Faria, Yarin Eski
    Pages 105-136
  8. Olga Petintseva, Rita Faria, Yarin Eski
    Pages 137-164
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 165-166

About this book

Introduction

This book offers practical advice on designing, conducting and analyzing interviews with ‘elite’ and ‘expert’ persons (or ‘socially prominent actors’), with a focus on criminology and criminal justice. It offers dilemmas and examples of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ practices in order to encourage readers to critically asses their own work. It also addresses methodological issues which include: access, power imbalances, getting past ‘corporate answers’, considerations of whether or not it is at times acceptable to ask leading questions and whether to enter a discussion with a respondent at all. This book will be valuable to students and scholars conducting qualitative research.

Keywords

qualitative criminology research methods research methods social science research methods criminology interviewing practitioners researching the elite interview skills interviewing policymakers interviewing police

Authors and affiliations

  • Olga Petintseva
    • 1
  • Rita Faria
    • 2
  • Yarin Eski
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Criminology, Criminal Law and Social LawGhent UniversityGhentBelgium
  2. 2.Faculty of Law, School of CriminologyUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal
  3. 3.Department of Political Science and Public AdministrationVU University AmsterdamAmsterdam, North HollandThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-33000-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-32999-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-33000-2
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