Research is instrumental in the field of criminal justice, whether it’s for solving crime, determining suspects, or using statistics and financial tracking to help create programs and outreach programs within communities. This week, you have learned about research models and the ethical variables you may encounter in the future. Write a 1,400-word paper in which you:
Describe research models that can be used in criminal justice research.
- Identify which type of research model you feel is most compatible. Provide an example to support your choice.
Explain why ethics are important in criminal justice research. Provide examples.
Explain informed consent and confidentiality. Why are they important? Include examples.
Identify and discuss a criminal justice topic, program, or process that has ethical concerns. Recommend how the ethical concerns might be addressed.