Applying Ethical Principles in Researching a Vulnerable Population: Homeless Women in Brisbane
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This article focuses on the ethics of doing ethnographic research within a vulnerable population, specifically homeless women. In this article I reflect on a number of ethical dilemmas that occurred during the fieldwork related to exclusion criteria, recruitment process, informed consent, the participant-researcher relationship and the researcher's safety. Through self-reflection I explore how applying ethical principles to researching a vulnerable population raises difficult questions. The aim of this article is to encourage further debate about the application of ethical principles when researching a vulnerable population.
Current Issues in Criminal Justice
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Criminology not elsewhere classified