Secondary victimization of professionals accused of white-collar crime
2015 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
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.
White-collar crime, Secondary Victimization, Workplace Violence
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject Economics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-180451OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-180451DiVA: diva2:893981
Finance, harm and white collar crime: An international workshop, 15th October 2015, Stockholm, Sweden
FunderForte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2013-1670
QC 201602172016-01-142016-01-142016-02-17Bibliographically approved