From perversion to policy: Knowing and not-knowing in the emergence and management of critical incidents

Deacon, Jude (2010) From perversion to policy: Knowing and not-knowing in the emergence and management of critical incidents. Professional Doctorate thesis, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

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Abstract

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 21st-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)

Item Type: Thesis (Professional Doctorate)
Additional Information: Thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the Professional Doctorate in Social Work awarded by the University of East London in collaboration with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
Uncontrolled Keywords: Professional Doctorate in Social Work, D60, Paedophilia
Subjects: Children, Young People and Developmental Pyschology > Child Protection
Children, Young People and Developmental Pyschology > Child Sexual Abuse - Social Work
Social Welfare > Social Work
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services
Research
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/2265

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