Analysis of the Article “Researching Muslim Prisoners”


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Analysis of the Article “Researching Muslim Prisoners”
The conducting of research upon incarcerated individuals is an area fraught with controversy and intrinsic difficulties, though the scientific inquest may be compelling the torrid history of using those removed from society due to their inability to obey its rules or for transgression against it replete with documented abuse and inconsistency of results. The historical abuses against those in society deemed lesser in the name of the advancement of science is generally associated with evil regimes such as the German Nazis or Soviet gulags, however many of these historical abuses did not end with these regimes and still test the bounds of ethical practice today. Additionally a researcher...
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.....estigation lacked objectivity. He was investigating a subject that he had a personal stake rather than a genuine scientific curiosity. Many investigators are passionate about their research, but this is akin to doing cancer research on an afflicted family member. His personal experience with the prisoners would provide anecdotal evidence of what may confront Muslims in prison, but should be the subject of investigative journalism and not social research.
Works Cited
Kalmbach, K. C., and Phillip M. Lyons Jr. "Ethical and Legal Standards For Research In Prisons." Behavioral Sciences & The Law 21.5 (2003): 671-686.
Quraishi, Muzammil. "Researching Muslim Prisoners." International Journal of Social Research Methodology 11.5 (2008): 453-467.