The Jimmy Savile case elicited shocked reactions not only at the extent of crimes allegedly committed by the deceased former DJ but also because of suspicions of an attempted 'cover-up', especially on the part of the BBC. Yet there is a risk of disingenuousness here. Cover-up has become a commonplace of behaviou by and within organisations. Respectable organisations long ago proved their capacities to lie, deflect and distort, even at massive human cost.
|Journal||British Society of Criminology Newsletter|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|