Moving visitation research forward: The Arizona Prison Visitation Project

Melinda Tasca, Kevin Wright, Jillian J. Turanovic, Clair White, Nancy Rodriguez

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Abstract

Although the prison visitation literature is advancing in significant ways, it remains slowed by a reliance on a limited methodological approach. Here, we advocate for a new way to study visitation through the use of a mixed-method design. We discuss what knowledge can be gleaned by examining visitation differently and describe our efforts to do so by introducing a new data source: the Arizona Prison Visitation Project (APVP). This article outlines the methodology of the APVP and details the data collection process. We conclude with a discussion on how the APVP can be useful for guiding future research and policy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-67
Number of pages13
JournalCriminology, Criminal Justice, Law and Society
Volume17
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Data collection
  • Mixed methods
  • Prison visitation
  • Prisoners

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  • Sociology and Political Science

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Moving visitation research forward : The Arizona Prison Visitation Project. / Tasca, Melinda; Wright, Kevin; Turanovic, Jillian J.; White, Clair; Rodriguez, Nancy.

In: Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law and Society, Vol. 17, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 55-67.

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Tasca, M, Wright, K, Turanovic, JJ, White, C & Rodriguez, N 2016, 'Moving visitation research forward: The Arizona Prison Visitation Project', Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law and Society, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 55-67.
Tasca, Melinda ; Wright, Kevin ; Turanovic, Jillian J. ; White, Clair ; Rodriguez, Nancy. / Moving visitation research forward : The Arizona Prison Visitation Project. In: Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law and Society. 2016 ; Vol. 17, No. 1. pp. 55-67.
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