Cja 334 Research Process And Terminology Research Paper

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Research Process and Terminology Paper Kelli Love CJA/334 July 5, 2015 Greg Moore Research Process and Terminology Paper Every field has its own research process and to be a successful researcher you have to use applied research when working in the criminal justice field. There are some terms in research that apply specifically to the criminal justice field and without this knowledge it will be hard to accomplish your job effectively. The paper focuses on the different terms used, what is research and how it works in the criminal justice field. Terminology The research processed can be categorized as either basic or applied. Basic research looks at the cause, effect and nature of things. Applied research is…show more content…
Identifying, locating, assessing, analyzing and then development of your ideas are all part of the research process. In the criminal justice field quantitative and qualitative strategies are the two major research paradigms that organize the field of criminology. Quantitative research uses variables, dependent and independent. The dependent variable is what the researcher is attempting to predict and the independent is the cause, determines or precedes in time the dependent variable. ("Criminology Criminal Justice Research Methods", 2015). In short the relationship of cause and effect. Qualitative research involves intensive interviewing, focus groups, participant observation, case studies and life histories. This approach is set to capture life as people experience…show more content…
Reciprocity is the mutual trust and obligation between researcher and subject. This means that the researcher needed their subject to gain the information and the investigator is obliged not to use the information in an inappropriate manner. Shield law is a law that was put in place to protect writers from having to disclose information from their source. It is government immunity from prosecution. It also restricts or prohibits the use of certain evidence in sexual offense cases. Conclusion It is important to know the terminology of research in criminal justice because you will have to read reports and if you do not understand what is being written you cannot effectively do your job. Effective research can assist with opening or closing of cases. Using incorrect terms or incorrect information in research can be harmful to the outcome of the question or situation at hand. The credibility of evidence relies often on the handlers, examiners, experts and presenters. Investigations and prosecutions are based on forensic research. Being knowledgeable with terms is a must to be relied upon to provide credible
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