Enforcement Agencies and the Protection of Human Subjects

TitleEnforcement Agencies and the Protection of Human Subjects
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsAmerican Sociological Association,
PublisherAmerican Sociological Association
AbstractJudith Levy, the Principal Investigator on a project funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse is evaluating the efficacy of providing community-based case management and peer support to reduce drug use and HIV transmission among active street addicts. She has done all in her power to protect the confidentiality of her research participants, but when two participants in the study kidnap their child from a Department of Child and Family Services shelter, the police want to hide in the field station to apprehend the couple, and demands the researchers' full cooperation. How much protection does the law offer in these kinds of situations? Includes expert commentary.
URLhttp://www.asanet.org/ethics/detail.cfm?id=Case35
OEC Unique IdentifierAmerican Sociological Association, Teaching Ethics Throughout the Curriculum
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