Learning with Women in Jail

Creating Community-Based Participatory Research

  • Jill McCracken

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Anthropology book series (BRIEFSANTHRO)

Also part of the Anthropology and Ethics book sub series (AAE)

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About this book


In this monograph, the ethical implications of engaging in research with vulnerable populations is explored and demonstrates how Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) both enhances the research while addressing these ethical complexities. Although CBPR encompasses different levels of community engagement, in general, the participants, or co-researchers, are involved in the formulation of the research questions and methodologies because they are central to the conversation about what should be researched and how. Participants are directly involved in formulating the study problems and finding solutions, and usually the goal is to create social change that can be applied to and potentially transform the community.

Learning with Women in Jail: Creating Community Based Participatory Research  documents the research process to better understand the causes for incarceration and recidivism.The study used a (CBPR) framework so that the people who had directly experienced incarceration would lead the research as much as possible, from framing the research questions and methodologies to data capture and analysis.


incarceration and recidivism incarcerated women creating the research questions CBPR with prisoners ethical research and vulnerable populations ethical issues that are encountered within research

Authors and affiliations

  • Jill McCracken
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Verbal and Visual ArtsUniversity of South Florida St. PetersburgSt. PetersburgUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-27689-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-27690-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-0806
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-0814
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