ERIC Number: ED166605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug-28
Reference Count: 0
Practical and Ethical Concerns in Collaborative Research with Criminal Justice Decision Makers.
Gottfredson, Gary D.
After discussing some of the complex, sensitive issues involved in doing policy-related research, this paper describes a strategy for social scientists to use in doing collaborative research with criminal justice agencies. The strategy calls for: (1) careful selection of programs or practices on which to conduct research; (2) collaboration with decision makers that includes a responsibility to present complete and objective feedback about policies; (3) continuing evaluation and feedback about the consequences of program or policy changes that engages a wide variety of stakeholders in the discussion of policy; (4) recognition of the value-laden nature of the research itself; and (5) advance agreement on the rules for the collaborative research enterprise. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978) ; Best copy available