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Title: From perversion to policy : knowing and not-knowing in the emergence and management of critical incidents
Author: Deacon, Jude
ISNI:       0000 0004 2701 367X
Awarding Body: University of East London
Current Institution: University of East London
Date of Award: 2010
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The paedophile is the bogeyman of our age. The very word itself has become a conduit for fear and public loathing, often beyond all moderation. Indeed, despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of paedophiles are male, commentators reach easily for parallels with a reviled figure from a bygone age - the witch. While we haven't yet reinvented the ducking stool or trial by water, we have found a pretty effective 21 st-century equivalent in trial by newspaper. And, after being named and shamed, the "guilty" are hounded from the community by a mob baying for blood. (Silverman & Wilson 2002: 1)
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Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Prof.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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