Examining criminology & criminal justice research

Examining an academic discipline’s scholarship is a valuable endeavor to understand both the norms and the evolution of a field of study. In criminology and criminal justice (CCJ), a growing body of literature has emerged exploring a range of issues, including prevailing methodologies, authorship trends, and institutional impact. Little is known, however, about the role and impact of research funding within published CCJ scholarship (see Dowdy, 1994, for an exception). The current study explores this issue.
In this study, a team of six student researchers and two faculty mentors coded 786 journal articles on key variables, which will be discussed.
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Abstract/Description: Examining an academic discipline’s scholarship is a valuable endeavor to understand both the norms and the evolution of a field of study. In criminology and criminal justice (CCJ), a growing body of literature has emerged exploring a range of issues, including prevailing methodologies, authorship trends, and institutional impact. Little is known, however, about the role and impact of research funding within published CCJ scholarship (see Dowdy, 1994, for an exception). The current study explores this issue. In this study, a team of six student researchers and two faculty mentors coded 786 journal articles on key variables, which will be discussed.
Subject(s): Impact
Undergraduate Research
Criminal justice research
Date Issued: Summer 2021