Every profession has its own conflicts of interests, ethical issues and relativities. As a sociologist and, more particularly, as a criminologist, I have encountered a few. Although they were not excessively troublesome and may not even have bothered some of my colleagues, they nevertheless did cause me to be cautious. Among such encounters were those related to my role as a social scientist testifying as an “expert witness” for civil rights causes.
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