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NCJ Number: 30443 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: OBSERVING THE LAW - APPLICATIONS OF FIELD METHODS TO THE STUDY OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Author(s): G J MCCALL
Corporate Author: US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
National Institute of Mental Health
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 214
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Rockville, MD 20857
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Washington, DC 20203
Contract Number: ADM 42-74-46
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS MONOGRAPH REVIEWS THE RANGE OF EXISTING FIELD METHODS IN SOCIAL RESEARCH AND DESCRIBES APPLICATIONS OF THESE METHODS, TECHNIQUES, AND RESEARCH DESIGNS TO THE STUDY OF SELECTED TOPICS IN CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR FIRST REVIEWS SUCH METHODS OF DATA COLLECTION AS DIRECT OBSERVATION, INTERVIEWING, TESTS AND QUESTIONNAIRES, AND ANALYSIS OF RECORDS. ELEMENTS OF RESEARCH DESIGN ARE THEN OUTLINED, AND THE TYPES OF RESEARCH DESIGNS - SURVEYS, EXPERIMENTS, PARTICIPANT OBSERVATION, AND JOINT DESIGNS FOR FIELD RESEARCH - ARE DESCRIBED. THE AUTHOR THEN DISCUSSES FIELD RESEARCH METHODS IN RELATION TO OBSERVATION OF CRIMINALS AND THE VICTIM, COMMUNITY, OBSERVATIONS OF THE POLICE, STUDIES OF PROSECUTION AND DEFENSE FUNCTIONS AND PROGRAMS, OBSERVATIONS OF COURT FUNCTIONS, AND INVESTIGATIONS OF CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Behavioral and Social Sciences; Data collections; Operations research; Research; Research design; Research methods; Research programs; Sociology
Note: CRIME AND DELINQUENCY ISSUES: A MONOGRAPH SERIES
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