SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Webster, R.G., & Vermeulen, S.C. (2011). Tolerance for law violations and social projection among offenders and nonoffenders. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 38, pp. 1028–1041.

Questions to Consider:

  1. How were norm violations measured in this study?
  2. Briefly summarize the results of the study.

Learning Objective: 2-4: Compare and contrast norm violations and ethical violations


Article 2: Castellano, R. (2007). Becoming a Nonexpert and Other Strategies for Managing Fieldwork Dilemmas in the Criminal Justice System. doi: 10.1177/0891241607303529 Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 36, pp. 704-730.

Questions to Consider:

  1. Which strategy for managing role conflict helps the researcher minimize subjectivity and bias?
  2. How did the author establish trust and rapport with informants?
  3. Briefly describe the three barriers the author encountered during her fieldwork in the criminal justice system.

Learning Objective: 2-6: Determine the types of research methods used in scholarly criminal justice studies


Article 3: Wodahl, E., Ogle, R., Kadleck, C., & Gerow, K. (2013). Offender perceptions of graduated sanctions. Crime & Delinquency, 59, pp. 1185–1210.

Questions to Consider:

  1. Who were the subjects in the study?
  2. What were the three themes of the authors’ results?

Learning Objective: 2-7: Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of common criminal justice research strategies