Blamestorming, Blamemongers and Scapegoats: Allocating blame in the criminal justice process
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.
Citation : Dingwall, G. and Hillier, T. (2015) Blamestorming, Blamemongers and Scapegoats: Allocating blame in the criminal justice process. Bristol: Policy Press
ISBN : 9781447305002
Research Institute : Institute for Evidence-Based Law Reform (IELR)
- Department of Law