Understanding Comparison in Criminal Justice Research vs. Criminal Justice Research and Practice

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Introduction In this text, I carry out an analysis of two articles. In so doing, I will compare and contrast both the methods utilized in each article as well as the findings of each. The two articles in this case are Understanding Comparison in Criminal Justice Research: An Interpretive Perspective by Max Travers and Criminal Justice Research and Practice: Diverse Voices from the Field by Michelle Newton-Francis. Discussion To begin with, the articles developed by the authors in this case are both interesting and informative. However, each article differs from the other when it comes to the depth of coverage. While Travers' article is long, detailed and more comprehensive, Newton-Francis' article happens to be brief but concise. Travers' article in basic terms "explores some implications of interpretive philosophies of social science, developed by thinkers such as Max Weber and Peter Winch, for conducting comparative research in criminal Justice" (Travers 2008). On the other hand, Newton-Francis' article mainly highlights a number of components utilized in the criminal justice arena. In so doing, the author in this case breaks her article into three main parts with each part being distinct from the other. In that regard, the article avails to its readers "an excellent resource to help account for the promise of degrees in sociology or CRJ" (Newton-Francis 2007). The article in Newton-Francis' (2007) opinion also exposes learners "to career paths they may not have

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