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Qualitative Approaches to Criminal Justice
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Qualitative Approaches to Criminal Justice
Perspectives from the Field

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December 2002 | 424 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.

 
Foreword
 
Preface
 
PART I: INTRODUCTION TO QUALITATIVE METHODS
W. Shaffir & R. Stebbins
1. In the Field
D. Jorgensen
2. Participant Observation - Methodology
R. Emerson & M. Pollner
3. Participant Observation - Fieldwork Relations
J. Spradley
4. Interviews
J. Van Maanen
5. Entering the Field
 
PART II: THE POLICE
J. Van Maanen
6. Socialization
M. Pogrebin & E. Poole
7. Informal Communication
W. Waegel
8. Stereotyping Cases
B. Stenross & S. Kleinman
9. Emotions
M. Pogrebin & E. Poole
10. Undercover Work
R. Weisheit, L.E. Wells, & D. Falcone
11. Community Relationships
J. Hunt & P. Manning
12. Police Deviancy
 
PART III: JUDICIAL
L. Frohmaan
13. Prosecutorial Decision Making
R. Flemming
14. Defense Attorneys and Clients
D. Emmelman
15. Social Class Effects on Criminal Clients
M. Heumann
16. Plea Bargaining - Prosecutorial
D. Emmelman
17. Plea Bargaining - Defense Attorney
M. McConville & C. Mirsky
18. Plea Bargaining - Judges' Role
J. Rosencrance
19. Stereotyping the Offender
 
PART IV: CORRECTIONS
S. Stojkovic
20. Guard Research
D. Schmit & R. Jones
21. Adjustment to Prison
G. Hunt, S. Morales, & D. Waldorf
22. Changing Climate of Prisons
M. Pogrebin & M. Dodge
23. Women View Prison
M. Pogrebin & E. Poole
24. Sexualized Work Environment
M. Radelet & L. Roberts
25. Parole Board
M. West-Smith, M. Pogrebin, & E. Poole
26. Inmates' View of Parole Board
 
PART V: FIELDWORK EXPERIENCES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE: ETHICAL DILEMMAS
J. Van Maanen
27. The Moral Fix: On the Ethics of Fieldwork
J. Neff Gurney
28. Female Researchers in Male-Dominated Settings
J. Marquart
29. Doing Research in Prisons
 
About the Editor
 
About the Contributors

Excellent book, and while not adopted as the primary text, it was added to the "recommended" list for the course.

Mr Craig Spingarn
Criminal Justice, Kaplan College Denver
May 2, 2012

Sample Materials & Chapters

1. Introduction to Fieldwork by William B Saffir and Robert A. Stebbins


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