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Voices from the Field Readings in Criminal Justice Research

ISBN-10: 0534563767
ISBN-13: 9780534563769
Edition: 2001
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Book details

List price: $106.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/13/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

This reader gives you a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at groundbreaking research, showing you what the process was really like and how the outcomes often differed from the researchers' expectations. For the first time, you'll receive a first-hand perspective from the researchers themselves. Organized by type of methodology and ideal for use with Maxfield and Babbie's textbook, the reader offers commentary about varying research approaches, research design, the process of measurement, and the concepts of reliability and validity.

Steven G. Brandl is an Associate Professor in the Criminal Justice department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His research interests include police decision-making and behavior, police use of force, the relationship between the police and the community, criminal investigation, and program evaluation. Brandl has conducted numerous research projects with several major metropolitan police departments. He is the author of numerous articles in professional journals and co-editor of VOICES FROM THE FIELD: READINGS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCH (Pope/Lovell/Brandl, Wadsworth 2001).

Preface
Introduction: Foundations of Criminal Justice Research
Issues in Research Design
Examining the Articles
Experimental Research and Its Variations
Inmate Adjustment and Change During Shock Incarceration: The Impact of Correctional Boot Camp Programs
Commentary
Louisiana's Shock Incarceration Program
Theoretical Considerations
Methods
Results
Discussion
References
Discussion Questions
Evaluating the Use of Social Skills Training and Employment with Delinquent Youth
Commentary
Background
The Second Chance Program
The Present Research
Results
Discussion
Acknowledgment
References
Discussion Questions
General Deterrent Effects of Police Patrol in Crime "Hot Spots": A Randomized, Controlled Trial
Commentary
Research Design Issues in Patrol and Crime
Experimental Design
Results
Conclusions
References
Discussion Questions
Survey Research
Reassessing the Impact of Race on Citizens' Attitudes Toward the Police: A Research Note
Commentary
Method
Results
Conclusion
References
Discussion Questions
Heavy Metal Music Preference, Delinquent Friends, Social Control, and Delinquency
Commentary
Heavy Metal and Delinquency
Hypotheses
Method
Analysis
Summary
Conclusion
Notes
References
Discussion Questions
"My Wife Is Married and So Is My Girlfriend": Adaptations to the Threat of AIDS in an Arrestee Population
Commentary
Background
Method and Data
Results
Discussion
Conclusion
Notes
References
Discussion Questions
Field Research
Fear of Victimization and the Interactional Construction of Harassment in a Latino Neighborhood
Commentary
Methods
Crime, Neighborhood Reputation, and Identifying Danger in Chronic Town
Behavioral Strategies of the Fearful and the Interactional Consequences
Conclusion
References
Discussion Questions
Collective and Normative Features of Gang Violence
Commentary
Gang Violence
Collective Behavior
Data and Methods
Collective Violence Processes Within the Gang
Conclusion
References
Discussion Questions
Ambivalent Actions: Prison Adaptation Strategies of First-Time, Short-Term Inmates
Commentary
Method
Marginality, Prison Imagery, and Prison Adaptations
Ambivalence and Prison Strategies
Discussion
Notes
References
Discussion Questions
Analysis of Existing Records
Analytical and Aggregation Biases in Analysis of Imprisonment: Reconciling Discrepancies in Studies of Racial Disparity
Commentary
Problems of Studying Single Decision Points and Single Jurisdictions
Problems of Aggregation
The Study
Results
Summary and Conclusion
Notes
References
Discussion Questions
On Preventing Drunk Driving Recidivism: An Examination of Rehabilitation and Punishment Approaches
Commentary
Introduction
The Rehabilitation Approach
The Punishment Approach
Sample
Results: All Offenders
First Time Offenders
Discussion and Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Notes
References
Discussion Questions
In the Line of Duty: A Descriptive Analysis of Police Assaults and Accidents
Commentary
Introduction
Previous Research
Method
Results
Conclusions
Notes
References
Discussion Questions
Secondary Data Analysis
Juvenile Victimization: Convergent Validation of Alternative Measurements
Commentary
Patterns of Juvenile Victimization: Comparing Alternative Measures
Validation of NCVS Estimates
Research Method
Results
Discussion
Victimization Questionnaire Items
References
Discussion Questions
Racial Prejudice and Support for the Death Penalty by Whites
Commentary
The Study
Results
Discussion and Conclusions
References
Discussion Questions
A Badge and a Baccalaureate: Policies, Hypotheses, and Further Evidence
Commentary
Theoretical and Policy Issues
Methods
Findings
Conclusions
References
Discussion Questions
Other Methods
You Can Lead a Horse to Water ...: A Case Study of a Police Department's Response to Stricter Drunk-Driving Laws
Commentary
DUI Legal Reform in the 1980s
Drunk-Driving Enforcement in Pennsylvania
Methods
DUI Enforcement in Melville
Demand for DUI Enforcement
Discussion
Conclusion
References
Discussion Questions
Images of Crime and Justice: Murder and the "True Crime" Genre
Commentary
Introduction
Literature Review
Method
Discussion
Acknowledgments
Notes
References
Appendix
Discussion Questions
Further Exploration of the Flight from Discretion: The Role of Risk/Need Instruments in Probation Supervision Decisions
Commentary
Introduction
Theory and Approach
Historical Context
Attitudes about the Risk/Need Instruments
Conclusions
Acknowledgment
References
Discussion Questions
Epilogue: Policy and Utilization Issues in Criminal Justice Research
Knowledge for What?
Research Information
Defining Research Utilization
The Context for Policy Development
Factors Affecting Research Utilization
Research Use in Perspective
References
Index

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