About the Author
Robert M. Emerson is professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of Judging Delinquents: Context and Process in Juvenile Court, editor of Contemporary Field Research: Perspectives and Formulations, and coauthor of Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes.
Rachel I. Fretz is a lecturer in the Writing Programs unit at UCLA.Linda L. Shaw
is professor in and chair of the sociology department at California State University, San Marcos.