Is drawing from the state ‘state of the art’?: a review of organised crime research data collection and analysis, 2004–2018

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dc.contributor.author Windle, James
dc.contributor.author Silke, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-23T16:51:28Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-23T16:51:28Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01-08
dc.identifier.citation James Windle and Andrew Silke. Is drawing from the state ‘state of the art’?: a review of organised crime research data collection and analysis, 2004–2018. Trends in Organized Crime, Available online 8 January 2019 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 1084-4791
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1007/s12117-018-9356-5
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/13847
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a systematic review of organised crime data collection and analysis methods. It did this by reviewing all papers published in Trends in Organized Crime and Global Crime between 2004 and 2018 (N = 463). The review identified a number of key weaknesses. First, organised crime research is dominated by secondary data analysis of open-access documents, and documents are seldom subjected to the same principles guiding primary data collection methods. Second, data analysis lacked balance with a distinct lack of inferential statistical analysis. Third, there was a significant absence of victim or offender voices with an overreliance on data from state bodies and the media. The paper concludes that organised crime, as field of research, appears unbalanced by reliance upon a small number of methods and sources. Rebalancing the field requires more organised crime researchers to speak to offenders and victims, employ greater use of statistical analysis and tighten our methodologies. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Springer en_UK
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ *
dc.subject Organised crime en_UK
dc.subject Research methods en_UK
dc.subject Data analysis en_UK
dc.subject Data collection en_UK
dc.subject Interviews en_UK
dc.subject Ethnography en_UK
dc.subject Victims en_UK
dc.title Is drawing from the state ‘state of the art’?: a review of organised crime research data collection and analysis, 2004–2018 en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK


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