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Qualitative Approaches to Criminal Justice

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ISBN13: 9780761926030
ISBN: 0761926038
Published: January 2003
Publisher: Sage Publications
Format: Hardback
Price: £44.99

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 chapter of Qualitative Approaches to Criminal Justice has an overview that discusses the qualitative method used by the different authors, with brief commentaries that analyze the research techniques. The articles selected for this anthology explore professionals' experiences in the criminal justice system.

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Introduction to Qualitative Methods / W Shaffir and R Stebbins In the Field / D Jorgensen Participant Observation: Methodology / R Emerson and M Pollner Participant Observation: Fieldwork Relations / J Spradley Interviews / J van Maanen Entering the Field / The Police / J van Maanen Socialization / M Pogrebin and E Poole Informal Communication / W Waegel Stereotyping Cases / B Stenross and S Kleinman Emotions / M Pogrebin and E Poole Undercover Work / R Weisheit, L E Wells and D Falcone Community Relationships / M Pogrebin, M Dodge and H Chatman Race and Gender Discrimination / J Hunt and P Manning Police Deviancy / Judicial / L Frohmaan Prosecutorial Decision Making / R Flemming Defense Attorneys and Clients / D Emmelman Social Class Effects on Criminal Clients / M Heumann Plea Bargaining: Prosecutorial / D Emmelman Plea Bargaining: Defense Attorney / M Mcconville and C Mirsky Plea Bargaining: Judges' Role / J Spencer Probation Officer Negotiations / J Rosencrance Stereotyping the Offender / Corrections / S Stojkovic Guard Research / D Schmit and R Jones Adjustment to Prison / G Hunt, S Morales and D Waldorf Changing Climate of Prisons / M Pogrebin and M Dodge Women View Prison / M Pogrebin and M Dodge Sexualized Work Environment / M Radelet and L Roberts Parole Board / M West-Smith, M Pogrebin and E Poole Inmates' View of Parole Board / L Fishman Wives of Parolees / Fieldwork Experiences in Criminal Justice - Ethical Dilemmas / J van Maanen The Moral Fix: On the Ethics of Fieldwork / J Neff Gurney Female Researchers in Male-Dominated Settings / J Marquart Doing Research in Prisons