Cohen - Folk Devils and Moral Panics

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1. What may the media's reaction to deviance lead to?

  • Alergic reactions and dog leads
  • Deviancy amplification spiral, moral panic and more authoritarian forms of control
  • Deviancy amplification spiral, immoral panic and more authoritarian forms of control
  • Deviancy amplification spiral, moral panic and less authoritarian forms of control
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2. What are more modern moral panics about?

  • Kalos sexualisation, Game corner addiction, lemonade prices
  • Young people being deviant and as Critcher says also child abuse and violent films affecting young viewers
  • Young people being deviant and as Critcher says also animal abuse and sexual films affecting young viewers
  • Old people being deviant and as Critcher says also child abuse and violent films affecting young viewers

3. How did the media represent it and was it accurate?

  • As Mods and Rockers being hell bent on destruction though there was little serious violence or vandalism, most young people there didn't identify with either group
  • Trainers and Rangers being distortion world bent on destruction and there was serious Pokemon Battles with caused vandalism
  • As Mods and Rockers being heaven bent on construction though there was little serious violence or vandalism, most young people there didn't identify with either group
  • As Mods and Rockers being hell bent on destruction though there was little serious violence or vandalism, most young people could identify with one group

4. What is the deviancy amplification spiral?

  • Media coverage leads to large public concern about groups, police make less arrests, media report less deviance, young people identify with one group
  • It goes around and around like a Poliwhirls tummy :)
  • Media coverage leads to large public concern about groups, police make more arrests, media report more deviance, young people identify with one group
  • Media coverage leads to some public concern about groups, police make more arrests, media report more deviance, young people stop identifying with one group

5. What was the moral panic study about?

  • Otakus and Furries in the 2000's
  • Mods and Teddyboys in the 1970's
  • Mods and Rockers in the 1960's
  • Mods and Punks in the 1980's

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