(ii) Research with perpetrators

Note: This section focuses on ethical and methodological issues in research among perpetrators. The section further below includes references on methodological issues in research on perpetration.


Blagden, N., and S. Howard Pemberton. (2010). The Challenge in Conducting Qualitative Research with Convicted Sex Offenders. J. Crim. Just; 49(3): 269-281.

Hearn, Jeff, Andersson, Kjerstin and Cowburn, Malcolm (2007) Background Paper on Guidelines for Researchers on Doing Research with Perpetrators of Sexual Violence. Project Report. Sexual Violence Research Initiative.

Roberts, S. (2011). Doing Research with Imprisoned Adult Male Child Sexual Abusers: Reflecting on the Challenges. Child Abuse Review, 20(3), 187-196.

Seal, L. (2019). Feminist Dilemmas in Researching Women’s Violence: Issues of Allegiance, Representation, Ambivalence, and Compromise. In Liamputtong, P. (ed.) Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences, Sage, pp. 2079-2093.