Cja 334 Data Gathering Research Paper

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Gathering Research Data Paper CJA 334 Paul Anyalebechi Samyra Porter Mosley June 27, 2011 Abstract In this paper I shall address what I’ve learned about criteria for criminal justice research, specifically with regards to what research method is appropriate for this proposal. This paper will include the goal/purpose of doing the research, the type of interview structure I would use and why, some of the questions that I would ask and why, then I will provide some advantages of a qualitative data-gathering strategy over quantitative methods of obtaining information. Then the paper will address an issue about conducting survey research, more specifically consent and confidentiality. The research survey is targeted towards police…show more content…
To specifically conclude on this matter the information in which we’d need to attain would be garnered through the process of intense researching online and via telephone interviewing. The first thought in which must be received is defining why individual’s choose the career of becoming a police officer. According to Nicole A. (2007) it has been noted that many officer’s become involved in law enforcement due to family tradition. Having the desire to follow parent’s footsteps in the same career path has been noted as being a huge reason. Many individual’s feel that if they do not carry on the family tradition they will be looked down upon. Another reason the editor mentions why people become officers is for personal justice (A, Nicole, 2007). If something terrible has happened towards a loved one or close friend, then, it has been found, they join the force for personal justice. Trying to deter the crimes that have caused the grief within their lives is their primary focus. It has also been noted by Nicole (2007) that some like the adrenaline rush that comes with the job. To begin the telephone interview the conversation will be with Sergeant Samuel Massey with the Oak Island Police Department in North Carolina. A common question in which many have is “why become an officer, and what career choice would they have done otherwise?” Sergeant Massey responds by stating “he has grown…show more content…
Many times when research requires the interview of an individual the guarantee that the information will remain confidential is imperative. Most of the time confidentiality may not just be viewed as ethical but in fact it is the governing law. Having the knowledge as to where officer’s stands, in regards as to why they choose the careers in which they do has been attained through basic research within this essay. Many questions were asked in regards to their career through the process of research and the interview process with Sergeant Samuel Massey. It is evident that research is imperative and as long as research is kept within the parameters of the law, the information that is obtained will be justifiable to use later if necessary. References A, Nicole. Reasons Why People Become Police Officers (2007). Retrieved October 12, 2010 from http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/143523/reasons_why_people_become_police_officers.html Hagan, F. Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology (2010). Retrieved October 12, 2010 from Ch 1 p15 Marshall. Data Collection Methods (2006). Retrieved October 12, 2010 from
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