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.
Fieldwork, Criminal Justice, Methodology, Corrections, and Drug Policy
The author gratefully acknowledges Dr. Fred Piercy for his encouragement and comments on earlier versions of this manuscript.
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Arditti, J. A. (2002). Doing Family Research at the Jail: Reflections of a Prison Widow. The Qualitative Report, 7(4), 1-16. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol7/iss4/6