Prosecuting professional mistake: Secondary victimization and a research agenda for criminology

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Title Prosecuting professional mistake: Secondary victimization and a research agenda for criminology
Author Dekker, Sidney
Journal Name International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences
Year Published 2009
Place of publication India
Publisher Manonmaniam Sundaranar University
Abstract This paper investigates a largely unexplored area in criminology: the secondary victimization of professionals whose mistake has been turned into a crime. It presents the criminal prosecution of professional mistake as something that is seen a growing problem in a number of safety-critical domains such as healthcare, aviation, shipping and construction, as it may seriously threaten safety initiatives in these fields. Secondary victimization of professionals accused of crime is then explored as a possible research topic in its own right, but seen to meet obstacles related to the field of victimology, as well as the epistemological propensities in both criminology and many safety-critical domains. The paper also presents some of the possible social factors behind increasing criminalization of professional mistake, a fruitful area for social-constructionist criminology.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.sascv.org/ijcjs/dekker.html
Alternative URI http://www.sascv.org/ijcjs/dekkerijcjs2009.pdf
Copyright Statement Copyright 2009 International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences (IJCJS). The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 4
Issue Number 1
Page from 60
Page to 78
ISSN 0973-5089
Date Accessioned 2011-02-18
Language en_US
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Causes and Prevention of Crime
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/37908
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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