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Secondary victimization of professionals accused of white-collar crime
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, Philosophy. (risk och säkerhet)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8186-3662
2015 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The social-constructionist line of criminology has accelerated since 1963 when Howard Becker argued that those who draw the lines between acceptable and unacceptable behaviour perhaps are more interesting than those who cross them. “Deviance is created by society, not a quality of the act the person commits, but rather a consequence of the application by others of rules and sanctions to an ‘‘offender’’. From this position, culpability arises out of our ways of seeing and describing acts. For all acts, including those seen as unwanted, there are dozens of possible alternatives. The criminal prosecution of professional mistake is seen as growing problem in a number of safety-critical domains such as healthcare and finance, as it may seriously threaten safety initiatives in these fields. But at the same time, secondary victimization of professionals accused of crime also meet obstacles related to victimology, as well as the epistemological propensities in criminology.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2015.
Keyword [en]
White-collar crime, Secondary Victimization, Workplace Violence
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-180451OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-180451DiVA: diva2:893981
Conference
Finance, harm and white collar crime: An international workshop, 15th October 2015, Stockholm, Sweden
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2013-1670
Note

QC 20160217

Available from: 2016-01-14 Created: 2016-01-14 Last updated: 2016-02-17Bibliographically approved

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