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Corruption: the role of bystanders

…”My thinking on this is inspired by a recent book by eminent sociologist Stanley Cohen, States of Denial: Knowing about Atrocities and Suffering (Polity Press, 2001).

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Jorge Ramírez reblogged this on Chaos Theory and Human Pharmacology and commented:

"What are the implications for whistleblowers? It is important to recognise that denial of responsibility is a predictable human response. So rather than just condemning those who just sit by and do nothing to help, be prepared for this lack of response and take it into account in devising your course of action. Learn to decode the standard responses, realising that what people say is often an excuse for an instinctive avoidance of responsibility."

— Brian Martin- Bystanders. Published in The Whistle (Newsletter of Whistleblowers Australia), No. 30, July 2002, pp. 10-11.

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If you see something, say something

There is a boy in my school who i have one class with. To keep him anonymous, I will call him Joe. Recently, Joe got suspended from school for a few days for punching a fellow student. 601 more words

Your Body, God's Temple

“Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love.” – Psalm 48:9

When my husband and I were struggling with infertility, I was also grieving my father’s death and my mother’s new role as a widow.

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"Friends" Suck

Have you ever had those people who call themselves your friends, but when you are in actual need or in a time of crisis they are nowhere to be found?   797 more words


Do Bystanders Have a Responsibility to Intervene When There is Trouble?

One of my favorite TV shows, ‘What Would You Do?‘ aired on ABC, is a 60-minute hidden camera broadcast show forcing viewers to contemplate what exactly they would do since 2008. 394 more words

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Therefore, We Do Not Lose Hope

Several years ago, I suddenly stopped writing this blog. What I didn’t tell you was that life had taken an unexpected turn… as it often does… and everything I’d ever written was being put to the test. 482 more words