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Private security as moral drama: a tale of two scandals

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This article explores the phenomenon of scandals as they unfold in the private security industry. We begin by outlining our theoretical understanding of scandals, before tracking the key phases of two recent events - one in Sweden, the other in Britain. Scandals, we suggest, are best viewed as moral tales which dramatize a host of societal norms and values about private security and criminal justice, prompting a great deal of normative conflict. The wider point we draw from the analysis is th...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/10439463.2017.1348354

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Department:
All Souls College
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Author
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Policing and Society Journal website
Volume:
28
Issue:
8
Pages:
968-984
Publication date:
2017-07-13
Acceptance date:
2017-06-26
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EISSN:
1477-2728
ISSN:
1043-9463
Pubs id:
pubs:702017
URN:
uri:51f9febb-9571-46c5-9705-4adb17c76bcf
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uuid:51f9febb-9571-46c5-9705-4adb17c76bcf
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pubs:702017

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