The methodology for this paper will be dependent upon a processed based approach. According to Lechner, “Process research deals primarily with the actions that lead to and support strategy”. Through examining how actions lead to strategy, the nature of the research is concerned with the micro level, “the behavior of individuals, groups, or other actors within the organization”. Process based research is founded on six guiding principles:
embeddedness (studying processes across a number levels of analysis)
temporal interconnectedness (studying processes in the past present and future)
explaining context and action
searching for holistic rather than linear explanations
linking analysis to the location
balancing scientific distance and empirical closeness
While not all research will embody all of these aspects, in searching for the truths about the proposed topic, the information will be discussed using these concepts.
The following questions will be used to frame the topic of research:
1. How many people in the Miami-Dade County Jail are mentally ill?
2. What services are provided in the Miami-Dade County Jail program?
3. What is the police procedure concerning citizens who have broken the law but appear to be suffering from a mental illness?
4. What is the legal criteria to determine if someone is afforded mental illness care within the Miami-Dade County Jail system?
Through secondary research, the Miami-Dade County Jail system will be assessed and reviewed in relationship to the research questions. ...