SOCA01H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Bowls, Cancer Alley, Political Correctness

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21 Dec 2016
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Moral panic: exaggerated threat; not always accurate or legitimate (if they have a reasonable reason [ex. Easy moral panic; parents worst fear if their child disappears. Gather data, find out what is happening and why. Us data; homicides of children under 5 done by parents (27% mom 27% dad); less than 10% is done by a stranger (very rare) In north america; trump wants to put surveillance in mosques. Number of people doing shootings vs number of terrorists doing shootings (if it"s a terrorist it seems much worse; creates moral panic) Half of the people who first hand smoke die; get cancer. Made it seem like one puff of second hand smoke and you will die. Crime rate in us is going down but fear of it is going up) Leader of 60s rebellion; his ideas became dominant. Understand how life chances affected by broad social forces; other social forces impacting you, not under your control.

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