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Mikhail Evstafiev, GFDL  

Seminar 6: The ethics of researching violence and childhood
Thursday 13 October 2011, 10am - 5.30pm, Room 320, Birkbeck College, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX
Drawing on the themes of the five earlier seminars, this session discusses the ethics and politics of researching violence against and by children. It considers issues such as visual ethics, the ethics of carrying out ethnography in situations of violence, research methods and the implications for policy and practice in child protection, human rights, conflict and mediation and psychotherapy.

Programme

10am
Welcome, introduction and breakfast

10.30am
Professor Michele J Burman, professor of criminology, University of Glasgow, co-director, Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, The ethical issues of doing research on youth and violence

11.15 am
Dr Judith Ennew, senior research fellow, gender studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya, Designing and implementing research on violence and children in three Asian contexts

12 noon
Lunch

1pm
Emilie Medeiros, doctoral student, University College London, Ethics and ethnography with former Maoist youngsters in Nepal

1.45pm Priya Muqit, children's law and policy officer, Freedom from Torture (formerly Medical Foundation for the Victims of Torture), Children's participation in the legal process and the challenges facing torture surviving children

2.45pm
Break

3pm
Dr Lorraine Radford, head of research, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Child rights and ethical issues in child victimisation surveys

3.45pm
Dr Jenny Parkes, senior lecturer in education, gender and international development, Institute of Education, University of London, Research at the ethical borderlands

4.30pm
Plenary discussion: the ethics of researching violence and childhood

5.15pm
Closing remarks and future plans

 

Listen to clips from the seminar below:

Dr Judith Ennew, Designing and implementing research on violence and children in three Asian contexts
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Emilie Medeiros, Ethics and ethnography with former Maoist youngsters in Nepal
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Priya Muqit, Children's participation in the legal process and the challenges facing torture surviving children
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Dr Jenny Parkes, Research at the ethical borderlands
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Closing remarks and questions

 

 

Click here to find out more about the other seminars in the series: Seminar 1; Seminar 2; Seminar 3; Seminar 4; Seminar 5.

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