Challenges of Conducting Research in Prisons

March 2012
National Institute of Justice Journal;Mar2012, Issue 269, p6
The article discusses the challenges faced by researchers when conducting research in prisons and correctional institutions. It states that research could be difficult in a prison system which is a self-contained environment wherein activities are tightly monitored and regulated, and prisoners are regarded as vulnerable. It adds that researchers also face heightened scrutiny from the institutional boards regarding the informed consent and voluntary participation of prisoners.


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