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Article productivity among the faculty of criminology and criminal justice doctoral programs, 2000-2005.

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Shun-Yung Kevin Wang

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One important dimension of the quality of a graduate program is the quality of its faculty. Previous assessments of the publication productivity of criminology and criminal justice (CCJ) faculties have been needlessly incomplete and narrow, reflecting publications only in a small number of CCJ journals. Assessments covering only CCJ journals fail to reflect the multidisciplinary nature of CCJ and bias results against programs whose most productive scholars publish in non-CCJ journals. The present research covers the full array of major journals in which CCJ-related research appears, by searching for articles using the multidisciplinary Web of Science database, as well as the Criminal Justice Periodical Index database. This broader approach yields substantially different results than those obtained in recent work that confined article counts to a few CCJ journals. Although the faculty of CCJ programs overwhelmingly focus their published scholarship on CCJ-related topics, they publish most of it outside the few CCJ journals covered in past assessments. The more inclusive approach indicates that the most productive faculties of a CCJ doctoral program are those of the University of Cincinnati and the University of Florida; the latter ranked only 16th in a recent (2002) study based solely on CCJ journals.


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