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NCJ Number: 97928 Find in a Library
Title: Social Costs of the Criminal Justice System - Methodological Notes
Journal: Crime and Justice  Volume:7/8  Issue:3/4  Dated:(1979/1980)  Pages:180-189
Author(s): V Blankevoort; P Landreville; A P Pires
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 10
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: French
Country: Canada
Annotation: Through the use of concrete examples and theoretically, the authors present relevant methodological and epistemological considerations about qualitative research methods and their use in criminological research.
Abstract: Following a summary of the methodological and epistemological oppositions which have plagued social analysis, the authors explicate the main epistemological assumptions to which they subscribed for their research on the social costs of the criminal justice system. This study is discussed in detail, including a statement of the research problem, the variables examined, and the choice of methodology. Emphasis is placed on methodological concerns and the distance which necessarily exists between a proposed research strategy and the actual research practices which are dictated either by unexpected findings or by difficulties encountered by the research team while carrying out the proposed project. Included are 22 references. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Criminal justice research; Criminology; Research methods; Sociological analyses
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