Vandalism-militancy relationship: the influence of risk perception and moral disengagement
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The research findings indicate that environmental risks are perceived to be more important than economic or biological risks and that individuals’ susceptible to moral disengagement are not predestined to delinquency. Findings attest to environmental victimisation, moralistic punishment, and moral surveillance as active factors which risk and crisis leaders must address. The study advanced crisis management literature through analyses of moral disengagement implications in crisis situations and provides empirical evidence that errors in risk perception evaluation can lead to ineffective crisis response and application of failing strategic option when managing crisis. Furthermore, the research also establishes that conventional wisdom which suggests that vandals and militants are inhumane, and that capturing or alienating them will help prevent or reduce future crisis/disaster is ineffective and unsustainable. The implications and limitations of these findings are discussed.
|Number of pages||33|
|Journal||International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters|
|Early online date||28 Feb 2017|
|Publication status||Early online - 28 Feb 2017|
- THORNEs_2017_cright_IJMED_Vandalism-militancy relationship
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