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Abstract

In this article, I reflect on my experience running a small family research project at a local jail. I focus on methodological and policy issues inherent in controversial research, as well as my own personal reactions to the criminal justice system. Implications of insider status are discussed as they apply to researcher stance and responsibilities in corrections settings.

Keywords

Fieldwork, Criminal Justice, Methodology, Corrections, and Drug Policy

Acknowledgements

The author gratefully acknowledges Dr. Fred Piercy for his encouragement and comments on earlier versions of this manuscript.

Publication Date

12-6-2002

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