Research Methods for Law

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Mike McConville, Michael McConville, Wing Hong Chui
Edinburgh University Press, 2007 - Law - 239 pages

Research Methods for Law introduces undergraduate and postgraduate students to available methods of research - legalistic, empirical, comparative and theoretical - drawing on actual research projects as examples. The book is written by a team of contributors with a broad range of teaching and research experience in law, criminal justice and socio-legal studies.

Designed to serve as a handbook for research methods courses with its coverage of the principal research traditions, the book will also appeal to students of related disciplines who have an interest in legal issues including those from criminology, sociology, psychology, government, politics and social administration. The rich mix of general lessons, theoretical engagement and practical examples will be of real value to students.

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About the author (2007)

Mike McConville was Founding Dean and Simon F. S. Li Professor of Law, School of Law in The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His recent publications include: Jury Trials and Plea Bargaining: A True History (with C. L. Mirsky, 2005); Criminal Justice in China: An Empirical Inquiry (with others, 2011); and Criminal Judges (with L. Marsh, 2014).

Wing Hong Chui is Professor in the Department of Applied Social Sciences at the City University of Hong Kong. His recent publications include: The Hong Kong Legal System (with S. H. C. Lo, 2012); Responding to Youth Crime in Hong Kong: Penal Elitism, Legitimacy and Citizenship (with M. Adorjan, 2014); and Understanding Criminal Justice in Hong Kong (2nd ed.) (with T. W. Lo, 2016).

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