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Notes on Moral Panic - Lecture 4

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC313H1
Professor
Frederick
Semester
Winter

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Moral PanicLecture 4 When talking about moral panics you have to talk about Stanley Cohen Work overlaps with BeckerFind out what Mods and Rockers areClass divide rockers are working class Moral panics has an interactionist feel to it Interaction between rule breaker and rule makerMoral panic is an over reaction to the situation at handy The pressPress exaggerates and reaffirms the problem y The publicLatent potential in the public for moral panic to happen eg murmuring insecurity Already some concerns which were galvanized by highprofile events y Law enforcementZealous or broad Cracking down on crimemany arrests y PoliticiansBeing very reactive aligning themselves with one side Bandwagoning y Action groupsMoral entrepreneurs Beckerself motivated trying to drum up concerny Folk devilsThese are the targets of the moral panic
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