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Encountering Correctional Populations

A Practical Guide for Researchers

Kathleen A. Fox, Jodi Lane, Susan F. Turner


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While many researchers study offenders and offending, few actually journey into the correctional world to meet offenders face to face. This book offers researchers, practitioners, and students a step-by-step guide to effectively research correctional populations, providing field-tested advice for those studying youth and adults on probation, on parole, and in jails and prisons.
The book addresses topics such as how to build rapport with offenders and those who monitor them; how to select from the many types of correctional data that can be collected; how to navigate the informed consent process and maintain research ethics; and how to manage the logistics of doing research. With personal stories, “what if” scenarios, case studies, and real-world tools like checklists and sample forms, the authors share methods of negotiating the complexities that researchers often face as they work with those behind bars.

University of California Press, 9780520293564, 216pp.

Publication Date: January 5, 2018

About the Author

Kathleen A. Fox is Associate Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University.
Jodi Lane is Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology and Law at the University of Florida.
Susan F. Turner is Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Society and Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Corrections at the University of California, Irvine.