The purpose of this discussion is to understand that ethical gray areas exist and fellow researcher may view the same concept very differently. In an effort to highlight varying viewpoints regarding ethics in research, based on your reading assignment and any additional research needed, address the following in your main post:
- Devise a list of 3–5 ethical violations in criminological research methodology, based on a study other than the Stanford Prison Experiment.
- Analyze whether you would consider each research method a true ethical violation and to what degree.
- Explain whether IRB and ACJS ethical standards are enough to ensure that criminal justice research is conducted using ethical research methods.
After reading about the Stanford Prison Experiment in Chapter 3 of your Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice text and viewing the Quiet Rage: The Stanford Prison Experiment video about the Stanford Prison Experiment conducted by Stanford University, conduct Internet research to identify an ethical study conducted by a criminal justice agency (as opposed to a scholar-practitioner such as a university). Then address the following in your main post:
- Analyze whether the research methods used in the Stanford Prison Experiment were ethical.
- Explain whether it was ethical to trade the suffering experienced by participants for the knowledge gained by the research.
- Illustrate the characteristics of an ethical research study conducted by a criminal justice agency.
- Differentiate the ethical research methods used in the study conducted by a criminal justice agency and the deceptive research methods employed in the Stanford Prison Experiment.
- Determine what you believe was the worst ethical violation in the Stanford Prison Experiment and how it could have been avoided.