The Performance of Shock and the Ubiquity of Cover-Up

Davis, Howard (2012) The Performance of Shock and the Ubiquity of Cover-Up. British Society of Criminology Newsletter (71). pp. 21-24. ISSN 1759-8354

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Abstract

The Jimmy Savile case elicited shocked reactions not only at the extent of crimes allegedly committed by the deceased former DJ but also because of suspicions of an attempted 'cover-up', especially on the part of the BBC. Yet there is a risk of disingenuousness here. Cover-up has become a commonplace of behaviou by and within organisations. Respectable organisations long ago proved their capacities to lie, deflect and distort, even at massive human cost.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Law and Criminology
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2013 16:57
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/4830

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