Moral panics, youth, and the media

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by Nathan J. Burke

Aim: to highlight the portrayal of youth as threats to law & order and
to the safety of the community utilising the moral panic perspective.

Key Terms
The Media & Moral Panics   Moral Panics and Community Sensitisation
Stanley Cohen & Folk Devils    Crime Panics    Youth-Crime Panics

Examples of Moral Panics
Clacton    Skaters    Mandatory Sentencing    Media sensationalism    James Bulger Murder
Port Arthur Massacre    Cecil Hill High School

An essay on Moral Panics
Burke, N.J. (2001). Moral Panics, youth, and the media.
Port Macquarie: Southern Cross University

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