Risky business : mapping ethical landscapes and negotiating governance tensions when researching female offending
Quadrelli, Carol & Robertson-Stainsby, Debra (2013) Risky business : mapping ethical landscapes and negotiating governance tensions when researching female offending. In Richards, Kelly (Ed.) Crime, Justice and Social Democracy : Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference, Crime and Justice Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology.
Whilst there is an excellent and growing body of literature around female criminality underpinned by feminist methodologies, the nitty gritty of the methodological journey is nowhere as well detailed as it is in the context of the Higher Degree Research (HDR) thesis. Thus the purpose of this paper is threefold: i) to explore a range of feminist methodologies underpinning 20 Australian HDR theses focussing on female criminality; ii) to identify and map the governance/ethics tensions experienced by these researchers whilst undertaking high risk research in the area of female offending; and iii) to document strategies drawn from negotiations, resolutions and outcomes to a range of gate-keeping issues. By exploring the strategies used by these researchers, this paper aims to: promote discussion on feminist methodologies; highlight pathways that may be created when negotiating the challenging process of accessing data pertinent to this relatively understudied area; contribute to a community of practice; and provide useful insights into what Mason & Stubbs (2010:16) refer to as “the open and honest reflexivity through the research process by describing the assumptions, and hiccups” for future researchers navigating governance landscapes.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||feminist methodology, feminist criminology, female offending, higher degree research theses, governance, community of practice|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Sociological Methodology and Research Methods (160807)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Justice
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 Carol Quadrelli and Debra Robertson-Stainsby|
|Deposited On:||12 Dec 2013 23:59|
|Last Modified:||18 Feb 2014 09:38|
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