SOCA01H3 Lecture 1: Lecture 1

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Moral panic: moral panic is the exaggerated threat to societal values. It had been attributed to folk devils and is also based on claims making. Folk devils: term introduced by stanley cohen in his study of moral panic in the 1960"s. He suggests that society creates a gallery of social type to shows its members which roles should be avoided and which should be emulated. Folk devils are the strangers or the outsiders of a society, someone who is perceived to be dangerous to the society. There was a threat about strangers being baby snatchers. Older kids were runaways while only a few kids were actually kidnapped. 27% of the time it"s the mother, another 27% of the time it"s the father, however, there is still a moral panic of kids being killed by strangers. Trigger warnings: trigger warnings are warnings placed on many media outlets that discuss sensitive incidents and topics such as sexual assault and violence.

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