Get ready to duck: Bouncers and the realities of ethnographic research on violent groups

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  • S Winlow
  • D Hobbs
  • S Lister
  • P Hadfield


Publication details

JournalBritish Journal of Criminology
DatePublished - 2001
Issue number3
Number of pages13
Pages (from-to)536-548
Original languageEnglish


This paper seeks to address some of the pragmatic and ethical issues encountered when researching violence. We seek through reference town work and to the work others to highlight the inevitability of these problems and to suggest that dealing with them is instrinsic to the sociological enterprise.

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