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Harrison, Jill 1963-

Works: 2 works in 6 publications in 1 language and 582 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Jill Harrison
Professional writing for the criminal justice system by Jill Harrison( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This user-friendly guide to effective writing for the justice system teaches readers to write cogently and accurately across the spectrum of criminal justice-related disciplines. With an examination of common writing problems that interfere with good reporting and documentation, the book's content underscores the importance of skilled written communication as a cornerstone of competent practice within criminology. It provides examples of strong writing that demonstrate communication of cultural competency and help students develop critical thinking/writing skills. Of outstanding value are numerous examples of real-world writing alongside discussion questions and explanations, enabling students to think critically and truly understand what constitutes good writing. Actual forms and records used in practice are included along with real-world writing examples drawn from all areas of practice: police, corrections, probation and parole services, social work, miscellaneous court documents, and victim advocate services requiring all kinds of writing, including case notes, incident reports, op-ed essays, press releases, grant applications, and more. A robust Glossary of Writing and Writing Errors concludes the book
Life-course perspective behind bars : reflections on interviewing incarcerated fathers by Jill Harrison( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reflections offered here are a result of interviews of incarcerated fathers (n° = 63) by two researchers collected over a 2-year time frame. The study was part of a Bureau of Justice Assistance grant (BJA#2010-2700) and exposed trauma as a critical factor in understanding and responding to the needs of male inmates at high risk for repeat incarceration. Although the literature is rife with evidence of past trauma and its effects on incarcerated women, little attention to trauma is given to men with similar adverse experiences. In this case study, the researchers explain how they conducted the interviews using Fathered-to-Fathering Maps, a narrative and visual life-mapping tool, that allowed the men to tell their own life stories and in their own way. This tool provided the researchers with a unique opportunity to unearth how trauma shaped the participants' lives, which was not something they were looking for! Recognizing the need for men to tell their own stories with this qualitative, organic approach underscores the importance of using a gender-sensitive, life-course perspective that can help the fathers examine their lives in a deeply personal format. Often these men were unaware of the trauma embedded in their life-course trajectories. As demonstrated here, interviewing and life history mapping is an important research tool, and these findings delivered evidence for new programming in the correctional facilities to support the men in addressing their adverse life experiences and thereby reducing their risk of repeat incarceration
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