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Author Vaughn, Michael G.
Title Conducting research in juvenile and criminal justice settings / Michael G. Vaughn, Carrie Pettus-Davis, Jeffrey J. Shook.
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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 Floor3  HV9104 .V385 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description 170 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Series Pocket guides to social work research methods
Pocket guides to social work research methods.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-168) and index.
Contents Field research in juvenile justice settings -- Using extant research on juveniles -- Administrative data on juveniles -- Field research with adults in the criminal justice system -- Using extant research on adults -- Administrative data on adults.
Summary "There has been a surge of recent interest by social work researchers in conducting research in criminal and juvenile justice settings. This is largely fueled by the tremendous increase in incarceration over the last several decades, with millions more in probation or parole at any given time. Rising expenditures strain state and local budgets and many individuals are spending much of their adolescence and young adulthood in correctional facilities. Despite the profound impact that the criminal justice system has on client populations served by social workers and related professions, there are few practical resources available to guide research in these settings. This Pocket Guide fills a critical gap in the literature by providing state-of-the-art techniques for researchers, graduate students, and agency administrators. Research in criminal justice settings represents unique challenges that require rigorous designs and a suite of methods, as well as the tools to navigate a complex system. With this accessible and practical guide, readers will encounter a wide range of study types and data sources, along with strengths and weaknesses to consider with each as they conceptualize, implement, and analyze their research. Crucially, the authors also provide advice on how to gain and manage access to these settings, as well as templates for preparing a successful Institutional Review Board application. Step-by-step procedures elucidate the use of extant and administrative data, and practical case examples, sample forms, and measures will help researchers implement their studies quickly and effectively." -- Publisher's website.
Subject Juvenile justice, Administration of -- Research -- United States.
Juvenile delinquency -- Research -- United States.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Research -- United States.
Social service -- Research.
Related Names Pettus-Davis, Carrie.
Shook, Jeffrey J.
ISBN 9780199782857 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0199782857 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC number 756912950