ERIC Number: ED207392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Productivity of Criminology and Criminal Justice Faculty.
DeZee, Matthew R.
The scholarly productivity of criminology and criminal justice faculty and programs was investigated. The methodologies that were used to rate journals that publish articles in the criminology/criminal justice field and to select 71 schools with graduate programs in criminology or criminal justice are described. Primary interest focused on identifying the prestige levels of the different departments and the variables contributing to their status. Faculty publication productivity appears to be a strong predictor of the prestige of the schools in accounting for over 46 percent of the variation in the prestige levels. Prestige rankings of schools are presented that include a breakdown by membership in the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. After the journals were ranked, a systematic examination of each journal for the calendar years 1970-78 was conducted to account for the number of articles and research notes authored by faculty from the selected departments. A citation count from five basic introductory texts in criminology/criminal justice was undertaken to address the issue of worth or impact of the scholarship produced by faculty. An important finding is the occurrence of what seems to be an elite core of schools. These schools consistently maintain the top positions throughout the various measures employed. A set of bivariate intercorrelations indicate a strong relationship between prestige and productivity. Scales used in rating schools and the quality and consistency of journals and a bibliography are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Criminology, Departments, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Productivity, Professional Associations, Professional Recognition, Rating Scales, Recognition (Achievement), Reputation, Scholarly Journals, Scholarship, Status, Textbook Content
Joint Commission on Criminology and Criminal Justice Education and Standards, University of Illinois, Box 4348, Chicago, IL 60680.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Joint Commission on Criminology and Criminal Justice Education and Standards, Chicago, IL.