Forensic Psychology related dissertation ideas for postgraduate masters study?

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JasmineKerley
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I'm currently doing a psychology masters and I'm required to write a dissertation. I'm trying to think of ideas that are related to the field that I would like to go into- Forensic Psychology, however there are a lot of ethical issues with most forensic psychology related topics, for example interviewing criminals and asking what factors influenced them to get involved in crime etc.

I was wondering if anyone could come up with any ideas that would be ethical for primary research in this field.

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The research you mention could be perfectly ethical if it's framed correctly and if you have the right checks and consents in place. Your supervisor should be able to help you with the practicalities.
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But it would be unethical to actually interact with offenders that are incarcerated in order to interview them. I'm wanting a topic that is interesting enough for a masters level dissertation, but doesn't require me to interact with offenders face to face or have to get access to their records.
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