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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BRITISH AND AMERICAN CRIMINOLOGYAn Analysis of Citations

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BRITISH AND AMERICAN CRIMINOLOGYAn Analysis of Citations Abstract This paper uses citation analysis as a way of investigating differences between British and American criminological research. Citation analysis is a valid technique for assessing the prestige of journals and scholars, although it has never before been used in studying British criminology. We found that British Journal of Criminology (BJC) articles were rarely cited in the leading American journal Criminology. The citation rate of BJC articles in Criminology and in the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) increased as their quantitativeness increased. There was no significant tendency for the most cited authors in the BJC to be among the most cited in Criminology. We concluded that the influence of British criminologists on their American counterparts will increase only to the extent that they are able and willing to carry out high quality quantitative research using sophisticated statistical methods. This content is only available as a PDF. © The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Delinquency http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The British Journal of Criminology Oxford University Press

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BRITISH AND AMERICAN CRIMINOLOGYAn Analysis of Citations

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Publisher
Oxford University Press
Copyright
© The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Delinquency
ISSN
0007-0955
eISSN
1464-3529
DOI
10.1093/oxfordjournals.bjc.a048051
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Abstract

Abstract This paper uses citation analysis as a way of investigating differences between British and American criminological research. Citation analysis is a valid technique for assessing the prestige of journals and scholars, although it has never before been used in studying British criminology. We found that British Journal of Criminology (BJC) articles were rarely cited in the leading American journal Criminology. The citation rate of BJC articles in Criminology and in the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) increased as their quantitativeness increased. There was no significant tendency for the most cited authors in the BJC to be among the most cited in Criminology. We concluded that the influence of British criminologists on their American counterparts will increase only to the extent that they are able and willing to carry out high quality quantitative research using sophisticated statistical methods. This content is only available as a PDF. © The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Delinquency

Journal

The British Journal of CriminologyOxford University Press

Published: Oct 1, 1990

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