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NCJ Number: 163674 Find in a Library
Title: Action Research Model: Collaboration for Improving Information in Juvenile Justice
Author(s): D M Gottfredson
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Justice Policy Research Corporation
Sacramento, CA 95831
Sale Source: Justice Policy Research Corporation
23 Axios River Court
Sacramento, CA 95831
United States of America
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The action research model is a frame of reference for collaborative research and development by researchers and representatives of juvenile justice and ancillary agencies.
Abstract: Aims of the action research model are to improve juvenile justice information systems and to support decisions about juvenile justice programs. The action research model recognizes diversity within the juvenile justice system but allows local juvenile justice agencies to use general methods to improve information systems. The action research model requires collaboration between scientists and policymakers to analyze and define problems and to devise potential solutions. In addition, the model includes several essential features that guide the research and development work of improving juvenile justice information systems: (1) problem formulation is a joint effort by researchers and policymakers; (2) specific solutions are defined through collaboration between researchers and information system users; and (3) a sequential process of evolutionary development is required for information system development and implementation. A system development orientation compatible with the action research model is described and illustrated.
Main Term(s): Juvenile justice information systems
Index Term(s): Criminology; Juvenile justice research; Research design models; Research methods
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