Feminist ethics and research with women in prison

Quinlan, C, Baldwin, L and Booth, N (2022) 'Feminist ethics and research with women in prison.' The Prison Journal, 102 (2). pp. 172-195. ISSN 0032-8855

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In this article, a new model, An Ethic of Empathy, is proposed as a guide for researchers, particularly new scholars to the discipline. This model emerged from the authors’ concerns regarding the application of ethics to studies that focus on the experience of female offenders in criminal justice systems. The key issue is the vulnerability of incarcerated and post-release women in relationship to the powerful status of social scientist researchers. The complexity of ethics in such research settings necessitates a particular ethical preparation, involving formation, reflection, understanding, commitment, care, and empathy. Three cases are outlined which document the authors’ ethical formations as researchers.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: ethics, research, women, prison
Divisions: School of Sciences
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/00328855221079265
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2022 19:39
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2022 19:40
URI / Page ID: https://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/14656
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