Humphreys Invasion Of Privacy Case Study

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The invasion of privacy was both problematic and unethical. At the time Humphreys’ research homosexuality was a crime in most of the U.S. If the police had got hold of his data, these men could be arrested and sentenced to years in prison. Furthermore, it could have imposed a bad image on sociologists and it could have made future research more difficult. Humphrey’s, (1975) convincing defense on his efforts to protect his respondents’ privacy from public (not from him), did not change the fact that he did violate their privacy.
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