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Blamestorming, blamemongers and scapegoats: Allocating blame in the criminal justice process

Gavin Dingwall and Tim Hillier

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447305002
eISBN:
9781447311614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305002.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

We live in a society that is increasingly preoccupied with allocating blame: when something goes wrong someone must be to blame. Bringing together philosophical, psychological, and sociological ... More


Introduction and the centrality of blame

Gavin Dingwall and Tim Hillier

in Blamestorming, blamemongers and scapegoats: Allocating blame in the criminal justice process

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447305002
eISBN:
9781447311614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305002.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter expands on the terms and concepts adopted in the title, considering ‘blamestorming’, ‘blamemongers’ and ‘scapegoats’ in turn. Through the use of contemporary and historical examples, we ... More


Blamestorming and blamemongers

Gavin Dingwall and Tim Hillier

in Blamestorming, blamemongers and scapegoats: Allocating blame in the criminal justice process

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447305002
eISBN:
9781447311614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305002.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter Eight concludes the book by expanding on the process of blamestorming and the role played by the blamemongers. Too often the allocation of blame is simplistic and arbitrary and reflects ... More


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