Session 211: PD7 -> Roundtable: ROUNDTABLE: Protecting Human Subjects and Improving Criminal Justice Research (Sponsored by the Division on Corrections and Sentencing)
Time: 1:00PM to 2:30 PM on Thursday, November 20
Place: Grand Ballroom
Session Chair: Sally T. Hillsman, American Sociological Association
Ensuring high ethical standards are met in criminal justice research that has human participants is a fundamental dimension of appropriate professional conduct and securing research funding. It is also essential to high quality research. There is increasing scrutiny of research protocols for their protection of human subjects by Institutional Review Boards, research funders, federal oversight agencies and also by communities subject to research. Criminal justice researchers, administrators and IRB members, therefore, need to both understand the ethical and regulatory standards that apply to the design, implementation and review of research, and to gain insight into how researchers have handled sensitive issues in their research. This session is designed to be highly interactive. Presenters will proivide brief introductory remarks to frame discussion of a series of practical issues addressing both qualitative and quantitative research, including confidentiality, informed consent, vulnerable populations (e.g., youth, persons in custody, victims of violence), what IRBs need to know but don't always understand, and what to do if and when the supoena arrives.
Protecting Human Subjects and Improving Criminal Justice Research
by: Julie Horney, University at Albany (Corresponding)
Patrick M. Clark, National Institute of Justice
Nancy Rodriguez, Arizona State University - West
Bryan J. Vila, National Institute of Justice

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