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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 243918     Find in a Library
Title: Guidelines for Successful Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships in the Criminal Justice System, Findings from the Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships Study (RPPS)
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Author(s): Tami P. Sullivan ; Tara McPartland ; Bonnie S. Fisher
Date Published: 2013
Page Count: 32
  Annotation: This report on the work of the Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships Study (RPPS) presents findings and recommendations from one part of the study, i.e., the individual interviews and focus groups with practitioners and researchers from the United States and Canada who self-identified as having at least one past or current “successful” research partnership (55 women and 17 men, 49 of whom participated in individual interviews).
Abstract: After reviewing the characteristics of study participants in the individual interviews and focus groups, study instruments, methods, and data analysis are described. This is followed by a presentation of the findings and associated recommendations. Findings and recommendations on the creation of a researcher-practitioner collaboration pertain to reasons for collaborating, identifying collaborators, characteristics of a good collaborator (both a practitioner and a researcher), developing the collaborative relationship, and managing the startup process. Findings and recommendations on maintaining a successful collaboration address facilitators of and barriers to a successful collaboration. Findings and recommendations on completing the collaborative project focus on research results, products, and their dissemination, how to sustain the collaborative relationship, and RPPS limitations. The findings are followed by case examples from the perspectives of RPPS participant practitioners and participant researchers. 9 references and appended interview guide
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Research programs ; Research methods ; Research uses in policymaking ; University/Criminal Justice Agency Collaboration ; NIJ final report
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2009-IJ-CX-0207
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Type: Report (Study/Research) ; Technical Assistance
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: For other reports from this project, see NCJ-243911-17.
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