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NCJ Number: 186408 Find in a Library
Title: Most-Cited Scholars and Works in Corrections
Journal: Prison Journal  Volume:79  Issue:1  Dated:March 1999  Pages:5-22
Author(s): Richard A. Wright; J. Mitchell Miller
Date Published: March 1999
Page Count: 18
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study analyzed the most-cited scholars and works in 209 articles and research notes in the area of corrections that were published n "Criminology," "Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency," "Journal of Criminal Justice," "Justice Quarterly," and "The Prison Journal" from 1992 to 1996.
Abstract: The study yielded a list of the 50 most-cited scholars and the 25 most-cited works. The lists of the most-cited scholars and works in corrections were compared to the findings taken from citation studies of general criminology and criminal justice publications. A table of the 50 most-cited scholars ranks these scholars by incidence and prevalence of citations. In incidence of citations, Francis T. Cullen ranks first with 182 citations (56 and 77 citations, respectively), Joan Petersilia is ranked second, and Timothy J. Flanagan is listed third. Altogether, 34 scholars who ranked among the most-cited in incidence also were among the most-cited in prevalence. The table of rankings suggests that some of the most-cited scholars in corrections are known for the diversity of their research; whereas, others have reputations as specialists. Among the more versatile researchers are Clear, Cullen, Irwin, Toch, and Whitehead. A second table reports the 25 most-cited works, ranked by incidence and prevalence. Two U.S. Department of Justice publications rank as the most-cited works: Hammett, Harrold, Gross, and Epstein (1994) placed first in incidence (55 citations); Maguire, Pastore, and Flannagan (1995) placed first in prevalence. The extensive citations to the former show the impact that the HIV/AIDS epidemic in prisons has had on correctional research. 2 tables, 7 notes, and 76 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Corrections policies; Corrections research; Literature reviews
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