Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Psychiatry Psychology and Law

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

RAS ID

32171

Comments

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Psychiatry, Psychology and Law on 21st April 2020, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13218719.2020.1742243.

Allan, A. (2020). Structuring the debate about research ethics in the psychology and law field: An international perspective. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 27(3), 397-411. https://doi.org/10.1080/13218719.2020.1742243

Abstract

Forensic psychologists’ role is well established, and they are rightly well regulated because their decisions and behaviour can have a significant impact on people’s rights and interests. Their ethical integrity, however, partly hinges on the psycholegal research products (data, methods and instruments) that they and others use. The ethical regulation of researchers who produce products and their research processes is, however, fragmented, limited and narrow and largely focuses on domestic research. Relatively few scholars have examined the regulation of psycholegal research or commented on the ethical implications of recent court decisions. The purpose of this paper is to start a debate about the ethical regulation of researchers in the psycholegal field and consider methods of improving it to maintain society’s trust in the field.

DOI

10.1080/13218719.2020.1742243

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