Cohen - Folk Devils and Moral Panics

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1. 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
  • 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
  • It goes around and around like a Poliwhirls tummy :)
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2. What may the media's reaction to deviance lead to?

  • Alergic reactions and dog leads
  • Deviancy amplification spiral, moral panic and less authoritarian forms of control
  • Deviancy amplification spiral, moral panic and more authoritarian forms of control
  • Deviancy amplification spiral, immoral panic and more authoritarian forms of control

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 could identify with one group
  • 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
  • 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
  • Trainers and Rangers being distortion world bent on destruction and there was serious Pokemon Battles with caused vandalism

4. What are more modern moral panics about?

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

5. What was the moral panic study about?

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

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