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Ethics in Criminology

Discuss the ethical issues in criminology. Cover the following topics: what to study, whom to study, how to study.

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In reference to ethical issues involving criminology, there exists potential conflicts of interests when criminologists are funded by government entities to research improprieties that are allegedly occurring in the government agency that is funding the research study. In addition, ethical issues are present within the criminology community regarding the significant percentage of research funding that comes from state and local governments. The reliance upon these forms of funding could compromise the research because researchers (criminologists) could feel compelled ...

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This solution discusses ethics in criminology.