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Conducting Research in Juvenile and Criminal Justice Settings

Michael G. Vaughn, Carrie Pettus-Davis, and Jeffrey J. Shook


The growth of the criminal justice system poses a number of significant problems that require ongoing research efforts by scholars across multiple disciplines. Despite the impact that the criminal justice system has on client populations served by social workers and related professions, there are few practical sources available to guide research in these settings. Conducting Research in Juvenile and Criminal Justice Settings: Strategies and Issues fills this gap and represents a cutting-edge yet user friendly book that will be of interest not only to researchers but also to graduate students a ... More

Keywords: criminal justice, juvenile justice, juvenile offenders, adult offenders, field research, secondary data analysis, research design, administrative data, youthful offenders

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199782857
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782857.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael G. Vaughn, author
School of Social Work, Saint Louis University

Carrie Pettus-Davis, author
George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis

Jeffrey J. Shook, author
Schools of Social Work and Law, University of Pittsburgh