Contact information for interview participants
(Please leave this sheet with the interview participant)
If you have concerns or complaints about the research, the researchers conducting this study, Dr. Paul Ketchum can be contacted at [redacted] or Dr. John Duncan at [redacted].
If you have any questions about your rights as a research participant, concerns, or complaints about the research and wish to talk to someone other than individuals on the research team or if you cannot reach the research team, you may contact the University of Oklahoma – Norman Campus Institutional Review Board (OU-NC IRB) at [redacted].
Interview question sheet
I have turned on the tape recorder. To assist with accurate recording of your responses, this interview will be recorded on an audio recording device. You have the right to refuse to allow such recording without penalty. Please respond that you do or do not consent to audio recording.
NOTE TO INTERVIEWER: Should the participant not consent to audio recording of the interview, please turn off the recorder immediately and thank them for their time.
The following is information which the University of Oklahoma's Institutional Review Board, which is the agency which oversees the protection of study participants, requires you to have before deciding whether to participate in this study.
You are being asked to volunteer for this research study. This study is being conducted at the University of Oklahoma. You were selected as a possible participant because of your role as a professional in the juvenile justice system.
I am going to give you some information about the study and please ask if you have any questions or don't understand any part of this information.
The purpose of this study is to examine the extent and possible causes for minority overrepresentation in the juvenile justice system. There are a few different parts to this study. We are analyzing juvenile delinquency data from different agencies and will include survey information from juveniles in public schools. The part that you are being asked to participate in today are interviews with juvenile justice professionals including police officers, juvenile specialists, juvenile court attorneys, and juvenile court justices.
If you agree to be in this study, you will be asked to answer questions regarding your background, for general demographic purposes and specific questions about possible contributing factors to minority overrepresentation at many stages of the juvenile justice system.