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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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

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