David Whyte argues that challenging the violence of public institutions and corporations, means challenging their state-given right to commit violence with impunity
In the first of a series of posts in advance of next week's How Violent is Britain? conference Dr David Whyte of the University of Liverpool argues that violence is big business for British institutions.
This is a presentation given by Richard Garside at an invite only seminar - Criminal justice under the coalition - in February 2011. Other speakers at the event included Professor Eugene McLaughlin, Professor Rod Morgan and Professor Lee Bridges.
Dr David Whyte, of the University of Liverpool, says we need to challenge abuses of power in politics, the police and corporate sector.
At least twice as many people die from fatal injuries at work than are victims of homicide, a report from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies suggests. The report found that at least 1,300 people died as a result of fatal occupational injuries in 2005-06 in England and Wales, compared with 765 homicide victims. Non-fatal workplace injuries requiring hospitalisation were also likely to be greater that year than those needing such treatment following the violent offences formally recorded as crimes.