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NCJ Number: 120841 Find in a Library
Title: Studying Heroin Retailers: A Research Note
Journal: Criminal Justice Review  Volume:13  Issue:1  Dated:(Spring 1988)  Pages:39-44
Author(s): T Mieczkowski
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 6
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Criminal justice researchers have not been strongly committed to participant/observation styles of research among drug distribution systems.
Abstract: One reason is that they do not know how to initiate such a project. Another is that academic researchers concerned with violent and seriously illegal deviant groups understandably feel that there are such tremendous differences between themselves and their target populations that it is manifestly impossible to mix in a methodologically sufficient manner. This article indicates that these barriers may not be as formidable as they first appear. The information delivered on how such a methodology was conceived and implemented may prove valuable to someone contemplating or engaged in similar work with criminally deviant subjects. 27 references.
Main Term(s): Drug sources; Organized crime
Index Term(s): Drug abuse; Heroin; Michigan
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