Chapter 1. The Offender's Perspective on Crime: Methods and Principles in Data Collection

  1. Adrian Needs and
  2. Graham Towl
  1. Claire Nee

Published Online: 1 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693971.ch1

Applying Psychology to Forensic Practice

Applying Psychology to Forensic Practice

How to Cite

Nee, C. (2004) The Offender's Perspective on Crime: Methods and Principles in Data Collection, in Applying Psychology to Forensic Practice (eds A. Needs and G. Towl), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470693971.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405105415

Online ISBN: 9780470693971

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • date collection;
  • crimnal activity;
  • empirical research;
  • residential burglary;
  • prison-based work

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Why Interview the Offender?

  • Using the Offender as Expert

  • Research on Residential Burglary: An Example of the Grounded Approach

  • Increasing Accuracy in Offenders' Accounts

  • Groups or Individual Interviews?

  • Sample Parameters and Locality of Data Collection

  • Assisting Recall in Data Collection

  • Recommendations in Undertaking Offender-based Research