Second-hand emotion?: exploring the contagion and impact of trauma and distress in the asylum law context

Baillot, Helen and Cowen, Sharon and Munro, Vanessa (2013) Second-hand emotion?: exploring the contagion and impact of trauma and distress in the asylum law context. Journal of Law and Society, 40 (4). pp. 509-540. ISSN 0263-323X

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Abstract

Applicants' accounts of experiences of fear, trauma, violence, and persecution are central to the process of claiming asylum. These narratives are, at a human level, primed to provoke emotional responses, not only in the narrator but also in those to whom the account is relayed. In this article, we explore the vectors of emotionality that permeate asylum decision-making in the United Kingdom, focusing particularly on the risk faced by the professionals involved of suffering vicarious trauma.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: "H. Baillot, S. Cowan and V. E. Munro, Second-hand Emotion? Exploring the Contagion and Impact of Trauma and Distress in the Asylum Law Context, (2013) 40(4) Journal of Law and Society, pp. 509-540" which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-6478.2013.00639.x/pdf. Authors are not required to remove preprints posted prior to acceptance of the submitted version.
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Sociology and Social Policy
Depositing User: Wahid, Ms. Haleema
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2014 07:22
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2016 20:09
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/2303

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