Reflections on values and ethics in narrative inquiry with (ex-)offenders

HAMILTON, Paula and ALBERTSON, Katherine (2015). Reflections on values and ethics in narrative inquiry with (ex-)offenders. In: COWBURN, Malcolm, DUGGAN, Marian, ROBINSON, Ann and SENIOR, Paul, (eds.) Values in criminology and community justice. London, Policy Press, 329-342.

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This chapter reflects upon value and ethical issues raised by narrative inquiry within criminological research, particularly in its use with vulnerable and marginalised populations, in this case, (ex) offenders. Drawing upon experiences of undertaking two desistance-focused research projects, we explore the contours of debates around taking 'sides', sympathy, bias and values in narrative inquiry in this area, as well as the ethical issues relating to consent, ownership and interpretive authority raised by its use.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Law and Criminology Research Group
Depositing User: Katherine Albertson
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2015 12:48
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2015 12:48

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