Mass Media and Crime

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S.Cohen

  • Folk devils and moral panics
  • A study of the Mods and Rockers
  • Interested in the role of the mass media in deivancy amplification
  • Focused on disturbances between the Mods and Rockers during a 1964 bank holiday weekend in Clacton
  • The media took these very minor disturbances and exaggerated them inot violent clashes
  • At subsequent meetings the police, sensitized by the media, made more…

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