Legal issues in acquiring information about illegal behaviour through criminological research

One of the challenges in conducting criminological research involves addressing and understanding the law regarding protection and disclosure of sources and/or information in respect of offences or intentions to commit offences. This paper presents how this challenge has been addressed by researcher...

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Published in:The British journal of criminology
Main Author: Feenan, Dermot
Format: Electronic/Print Article
Language:English
Published: 2002
In:The British journal of criminology
Year: 2002, Volume: 42, Issue: 4, Pages: 762-781
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Summary:One of the challenges in conducting criminological research involves addressing and understanding the law regarding protection and disclosure of sources and/or information in respect of offences or intentions to commit offences. This paper presents how this challenge has been addressed by researchers in criminology and examines a range of issues involved. The paper sets out the legal position in the United Kingdom and offers a number of suggestions for addressing the legal and other issues arising
ISSN:0007-0955