A prototype-willingness model of sexual crime discourse in England and Wales

Harper, Craig and Hogue, Todd (2014) A prototype-willingness model of sexual crime discourse in England and Wales. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 53 (5). pp. 511-524. ISSN 0265-5527

Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hojo.12095

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Dual-process models of decision making assume that we process information using two distinct ‘systems’: a deliberate and analytical system, and an intuitive system. This article uses 148 UK press articles about sexual crime to apply one such model – the ‘prototype-willingness’ model – to the study of social discourses about sexual crime in England and Wales. A small number of cases were significantly over-represented within the article sample (for example, the recent Jimmy Savile scandal). This finding is examined within the context of contemporary debates about sexual crime, and a model of social and political discourse is advanced. Implications for legislation and future research are discussed.

Keywords:prototypes, newspaper reporting, legislation, sex offending, NotOAChecked
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C810 Applied Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C880 Social Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C890 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:14641
Deposited On:07 Aug 2014 14:53

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