Deviancy Amplification

Deviancy Amplification

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  • Created on: 20-06-12 14:35

Deviancy Amplification

Stage 1 - Criminal or deviant act performed

Stage 2 - Media reports this act - reports are often sensational to create news value

Stage 3 - Media coverage creates moral panic - the criminal or deviant act is exaggerated in the public mind

Stage 4 - Public outcry produces a police crackdown or change in the law

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