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4a What are the Social Reactions to Crime and Deviance?

Interactionists believe the social reaction to crime and deviance to be a
central element in the study of criminology.

For example the social reaction to the introduction of the poll tax, led…

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reported more deviance, and young people were more likely to identify with
either mods or rockers. Further disturbances followed on subsequent bank
holidays, attracting more police attention, more arrests, increased media
interest and more young people reacting to what they saw as…

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contested". They also suggest that pressure groups and institutions such as
the police who aim to generate moral panics for their own ends are less
successful now in convincing media editors to launch them. The media they
say will no longer uncritically…

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