Are you interested in scandal?
Most people are. And while scandal of one sort or another has long been a major part of our media diet, in recent years institutional scandals involving corporate immorality, incompetence or cover-up have assumed an increasingly prominent place, involving the banks and other commercial corporations, the churches, police forces, the media, and Parliament, amongst others. If you wonder what this tells us about contemporary society, and how we should respond to it, come to a public event at the Executive Business Centre on Wednesday 11 May at 5pm (refreshments available before the start).
In this open meeting, leading criminologist Professor Chris Greer (City University) and Lord Blair (Sir Ian Blair, former Commissioner of the Met) will discuss key issues including how the British state is responding to scandal proliferation, the implications of scandal for crime control and institutional regulation in the digital age, and the risk of scapegoating as a substitute for understanding and solving, particularly in a 24/7 news environment. Professor Ann Brooks will chair.
For more information, and to book for this free event please visit the Eventbrite booking page.
This is the second in a series of high profile public events at BU, called Dialogues in the Social Sciences. Organised by Professors Ann Brooks, Candida Yates and Barry Richards, their aim is to bring insights from the social sciences to bear on major areas of current concern: higher education, crime and scandal, and violent extremism.