COWBURN, M. (2005). Confidentiality and public protection: ethical dilemmas in qualitative research with adult male sex offenders. Journal of sexual aggression, 11 (1), 49-63.
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This paper considers the ethical tensions present when engaging in in-depth interviews with convicted sex offenders. Many of the issues described below are similar to those found in other sensitive areas of research. However, confidentiality and public protection are matters that require detailed consideration when the desire to know more about men who have committed serious and harmful offences is set against the possibility of a researcher not disclosing previously unknown sensitive information that relates to the risk of someone being harmed.
|Additional Information:||This is an electronic version of an article published in COWBURN, M. (2005). Confidentiality and public protection: ethical dilemmas in qualitative research with adult male sex offenders.Journal of sexual aggression,11(1), 49-63. Journal of sexual aggression is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1742-6545&volume=11&issue=1&spage=49|
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Hallam Centre for Community Justice|
|Depositing User:||Ann Betterton|
|Date Deposited:||30 Oct 2008|
|Last Modified:||19 Aug 2015 20:06|
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