Broadening the Productivity Lens in Criminology and Criminal Justice: An Exploratory Study of the Research Contributions of Master’s Degree Program Faculty, 2014–2018

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Abstract

Much work by criminology and criminal justice scholars assesses and ranks doctoral programs and faculty based on productivity measured as number of articles, journal prestige, and grantspersonship. These state-of-the-field publications provide important information about the subset of Ph.D. programs and their faculty. Less attention is paid in these discussions to productivity among faculty at master’s degree granting programs; omitting a considerable bulk of scholars. Using self-report survey data from 34 residential criminal justice master’s degree granting programs, the present research explores productivity of faculty by examining a variety of publication outlets and grantspersonship to assess contributions to the field over a five-year period, 2014–2018. This study is a first step in understanding the strengths of master’s level program faculty and their representation in the discipline. The paper concludes by outlining future considerations for research to extend the discussion on faculty productivity to scholars from a wider-range of programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-123
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Criminal Justice Education
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Law

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