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Observational studies in police custody areas: some methodological and ethical issues considered

Phillips, Coretta and Browning, David (1997) Observational studies in police custody areas: some methodological and ethical issues considered. Policing and Society, 7 (3). pp. 191-205. ISSN 1043-9463

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Abstract

Since the 1960s, social researchers have conducted a number of studies of police behavior and operational practice, and some of these have included an observational component. This paper reviews some of the methodological and ethical difficulties involved in conducting observational research in police stations. It then considers the advantages of using this type of research technique, and ends with suggestions for conducting this type of research which take account of these methodological and ethical issues.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/gpas20/current
Additional Information: © 1997 The Authors
Library of Congress subject classification: K Law > KD England and Wales
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > Mannheim Centre for Criminology
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2012 08:08
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/46773/

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