H SC forum 2 - Research is essential for gathering data and making new discoveries in society but there is definitely a line that should not be crossed

H SC forum 2 - Research is essential for gathering data and...

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Research is essential for gathering data and making new discoveries in society, but there is definitely a line that should not be crossed. Kinsey crossed this line with his research because he prioritized his studies over making ethical decisions and reporting illegal activity. I believe that the line should be drawn when it comes to any person being forced to do something against their will. It is clear that Kinsey's research was unethical when he used young children for "scientific research" but was really forcing them to have sex without consent. Kinsey participated in many forms of illegal activity while doing his research and never had to face any consequences for it. I believe there are some benefits of researching illegal activity, for instance Kinsey's research provided us with a lot of knowledge that we might not have otherwise known. Kinsey's research gives insight on pedophilia that can possibly help control and prevent future situations from occurring. I think it can be helpful for law enforcements to understand how sex offenders think

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