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"Oh ... it's like CSI ..." : a qualitative study of job satisfaction experiences of forensic scientists

Tharinia. Dukes-Robinson Ashraf Esmail


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  • Title:
    "Oh ... it's like CSI ..." : a qualitative study of job satisfaction experiences of forensic scientists
  • Author: Tharinia. Dukes-Robinson
  • Ashraf Esmail
  • Description: ""Oh ... It's like CSI ...""; Contents; Table; Preface; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Chapter One. Introduction; Introduction to the Problem; Background of the Study; Statement of the Problem; Purpose of the Study; Research Question; Significance of the Study; Definition of Terms; Assumptions and Limitations; Nature of the Study; Theoretical/Conceptual Framework; Previous Methodologies Used to Measure Job Satisfaction; Theory Guiding the Study; Organization of the Remainder of the Study; Chapter Two. Literature Review; Introduction; Relevant Literature; Overview of Stress in Law Enforcement
    Overview of Job Satisfaction in Law EnforcementForensic Science and Forensic Scientists; Job Satisfaction and Forensic Personnel; The Current Study; Summary; Chapter Three. Methodology; Introduction; Theoretical Framework; Research Design; Sample Design; Measures; Field Testing; Data Collection Procedures; Data Analysis Procedures; Limitations of Methodology and Strategies for Minimizing Impact; Credibility; Transferability; Expected Findings; Ethical Issues; Conclusion; Chapter Four. Data Collection and Analysis; Introduction; The Researcher; Participants' Demographics
    Interview Guide QuestionsParticipants' Profiles; Data Collection; Data Analysis; Data Clustering and Thematizing; Research Findings; Theme One: Comparison to Forensics on TV; Theme Two: Unrealistic Expectations From Others; Theme Three: CSI Effect Hinders Job; Theme Four: Job is Satisfying; Theme Five: Work Affects Lives of Others; Major Findings; The Research Question; Goals of the Interview Questions; Summary; Chapter Five. Results, Conclusions, and Recommendations; Introduction; The Research Question; Summary of the Theoretical Perspective; Summary of Results
    Conclusions as Related to the LiteratureLimitations of the Study; Significance of the Study; Implications and Future Recommendations; Future Recommendations; References; Index; About the Authors
    This book goes beyond the glamorous portrayals of CSI professionals on television to highlight the real sources of job satisfaction among forensic scientists. Drawing on interviews with current forensic scientists, this book concludes that forensic scientists experience the most satisfaction in helping victims, the community, and society at large.
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Publisher: Lanham : University Press of America, Inc.
  • Format: 1 online resource (98 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-7618-6285-4
  • Subjects: Forensic scientists; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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