Mahoney, I and Kearon, AT (2017) (De)constructing ethical research narratives in criminological research. Research Ethics. ISSN 2047-6094

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This case study article draws upon experiences of a doctoral student (Mahoney) and supervisor (Kearon) to reflect on the way in which we construct ethical narratives around our research. We seek to draw attention to the manner in which strict adherence to ERB guidelines can be problematic and risks causing more harm than it seeks to mitigate. We aim to show that we as researchers should focus on the potential harm caused to particularly vulnerable participants and draw attention to the need to refocus conceptions of ethics away from a narrow, bureaucratic framework and towards moral concerns so as to avoid causing undue harm.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Sage at - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: crime, criminology, ERB, ethical review boards, ethics, research
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Science and Public Policy
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2017 11:24
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2021 10:44

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