From perversion to policy: Knowing and not-knowing in the emergence and management of critical incidents

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Deacon, Jude 2010. From perversion to policy: Knowing and not-knowing in the emergence and management of critical incidents. Prof Doc Thesis University of East London School of Humanities and Social Sciences
AuthorsDeacon, Jude
TypeProf Doc Thesis
Abstract

The paedophile is the bogeyman of our age. The very word itself has become a conduit for fear and public loathing, often beyond all moderation. Indeed, despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of paedophiles are male, commentators reach easily for parallels with a reviled figure from a bygone age - the witch. While we haven't yet
reinvented the ducking stool or trial by water, we have found a pretty effective 21 st-century equivalent in trial by newspaper. And, after being named and shamed, the "guilty" are hounded from the community by a mob baying for blood. (Silverman & Wilson 2002: 1)

KeywordsPaedophile; Social work
Year2010
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PrintMay 2010
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Deposited01 Jul 2013
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