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NCJ Number: 41137 Find in a Library
Title: PRISON RESEARCH - NATIONAL COMMISSION SAYS 'NO, UNLESS ...'
Journal: HASTINGS CENTER REPORT  Volume:7  Issue:1  Dated:(FEBRUARY 1977)  Pages:15-21
Author(s): R BRANSON
Corporate Author: Institute of Soc, Ethics and the Life Sciences
Hastings Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Institute of Soc, Ethics and the Life Sciences
Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS PAPER INCLUDES RESULTS OF A NATIONAL PRISON RESEARCH COMMISSION THAT DISAPPROVE OF EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH ON PRISONERS BASED ON ETHICAL GROUNDS.
Abstract: THE COMMISSION RAISED THE QUESTION OF WHETHER PRISONERS CAN TRULY MAKE VOLUNTARY DECISIONS ON SUBMITTING TO RESEARCH, OR WHETHER AN AGREEMENT TO SUBMIT TO THE RESEARCH REFLECTS A FEAR THAT NON-COOPERATION OR FAILURE TO VOLUNTEER WILL PROMPT REPRISALS. THE AUTHOR CITES EXAMPLES FROM THE CASE LAW THAT CHALLENGED THE VOLUNTARY ASPECT OF PRISONER RESEARCH. NO OTHER COUNTRY PERMITS SUCH RESEARCH ON PRISONERS. THE COMMISSION RECOMMENDED THAT NO PRISONER RESEARCH SHOULD BE DONE UNLESS IT IS REVIEWED BY AT LEAST ONE HUMAN SUBJECTS REVIEW COMMITTEE, OR BY A REVIEW BOARD COMPRISED OF PEOPLE OF DIVERSE RACIAL AND CULTURAL BACKGROUNDS THAT INCLUDES PRISONERS OR PRISONER ADVOCATES AND OTHERS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH THE RESEARCH....BDS
Index Term(s): Behavioral science research; Code of ethics; Drug research; Incarceration; Inmates; Prisoner's rights; Research; Research and development; Research methods; Voluntary treatment
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