Qualitative Approaches to Criminal Justice Perspectives from the Field

ISBN-10: 0761926038
ISBN-13: 9780761926030
Edition: 2002
Authors: Mark R. Pogrebin
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Description: This is one of the first books to focus on the use of qualitative research in each component of the criminal justice system. It provides varied examples of qualitative research methods applications for the study and analysis of the field.Each of the  More...

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Book details

List price: $79.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/22/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

This is one of the first books to focus on the use of qualitative research in each component of the criminal justice system. It provides varied examples of qualitative research methods applications for the study and analysis of the field.Each of the book's chapters has an overview that discusses the qualitative method used by the different authors, with brief commentaries that analyse the research techniques.The articles selected for this anthology explore professionals' experiences in the criminal justice system.

Mark R. Pogrebin is a Professor and Director of Criminal Justice in the Graduate School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado at Denver. He has conducted numerous field studies in the areas of police undercover work, tragic events, Afro-American policewomen, emotion management, women jailers, psychotherapists' deviant behavior with clients, women in prison and on parole, and the strategic uses of humor among police. He has published three books and numerous journal articles and has had over twenty of his publications reprinted in anthologies.nbsp; Professor Pogrebin has his M.A. from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. A nationally-recognized authority in the field of criminal justice, Dr. Pogrebin held faculty positions at Florida State University and the University of Iowa prior to joining SPA in 1976. His present interests lie in the areas of criminology and penology, sociology of law and organizations, administration of justice, deviant behavior, and qualitative research methods.

Foreword
Preface
Introduction To Qualitative Methods
In the Field
Participant Observation - Methodology
Participant Observation - Fieldwork Relations
Interviews
Entering the Field
The Police
Socialization
Informal Communication
Stereotyping Cases
Emotions
Undercover Work
Community Relationships
Police Deviancy
Judicial
Prosecutorial Decision Making
Defense Attorneys and Clients
Social Class Effects on Criminal Clients
Plea Bargaining - Prosecutorial
Plea Bargaining - Defense Attorney
Plea Bargaining - Judges' Role
Stereotyping the Offender
Corrections
Guard Research
Adjustment to Prison
Changing Climate of Prisons
Women View Prison
Sexualized Work Environment
Parole Board
Inmates' View of Parole Board
Fieldwork Experiences In Criminal Justice: Ethical Dilemmas
The Moral Fix: On the Ethics of Fieldwork
Female Researchers in Male-Dominated Settings
Doing Research in Prisons
About the Editor
About the Contributors

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