(De)constructing ethical narratives in Criminological Research

Mahoney, Ian and Kearon, Tony (2017) (De)constructing ethical narratives in Criminological Research. Research Ethics. ISSN 1747-0161 (Accepted for Publication)

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This case study examines the construction of narratives by researchers to ensure that our work remains ethical, despite data potentially suggesting otherwise. Our experiences, developed while working on a doctoral research project as student (Mahoney) and supervisor (Kearon) illustrate these challenges. We argue that rigidly following Ethics Review Board guidelines, encapsulated within the passage below, would likely have led to the subsequent disclosure of a research transcript to relevant authorities, however to do so and embrace such a risk averse approach is problematic and risks causing more harm than it mitigates.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: This is the author's post peer review version of an article, the final version will appear in the Sage Publications journal Research Ethics.
Keywords: Ethics, Research, Criminology, Narrative
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of Social Science
Depositing User: Ian Mahoney
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2017 15:54
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2017 15:54
URI: https://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/2001

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