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Ethical issues in forensic and correctional research

Ward, Tony and Willis, Gwenda 2010, Ethical issues in forensic and correctional research, Aggression and violent behavior, vol. 15, no. 6, November-December, pp. 399-409, doi: 10.1016/j.avb.2010.07.002.

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Title Ethical issues in forensic and correctional research
Author(s) Ward, Tony
Willis, Gwenda
Journal name Aggression and violent behavior
Volume number 15
Issue number 6
Season November-December
Start page 399
End page 409
Publisher Elsevier Science
Place of publication New York, N. Y.
Publication date 2010-11
ISSN 1359-1789
1873-6335
Keyword(s) gorensic and correctional ethics
offenders
research ethics
Summary It is surprising that while the literature on ethical issues associated with social science research is burgeoning and becoming increasingly sophisticated very few papers have been written on the ethics of forensic or correctional research. The literature that exists is disappointingly narrow and superficial, and relies on professional ethical codes to a considerable degree. In this paper we present an ethical framework developed by Ward and Syversen to help with ethical decision making in research contexts. We then discuss some of the specific ethical challenges for researchers working in forensic and correctional domains, and consider how best to deal with ethical problems drawing from this framework. Our aim will be to provide researchers with some general ideas of how to proceed in certain situations rather than come up with a final set of answers to every conceivable problem.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.avb.2010.07.002
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2010, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30034249

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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