Blamestorming, Blamemongers and Scapegoats: Allocating blame in the criminal justice process

Date

2015

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Policy Press

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Book

Peer reviewed

Abstract

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 accounts of blame, this is the first detailed criminological account of the role of blame. The authors present a novel study of the legal process of blame attribution, set in the context of criminalisation as a social and political process.

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Keywords

Blame, Criminal Justice, Criminology

Citation

Dingwall, G. and Hillier, T. (2015) Blamestorming, Blamemongers and Scapegoats: Allocating blame in the criminal justice process. Bristol: Policy Press

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Research Institute

Centre for Law, Justice and Society