crime& deviance - moral panic

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  • Created on: 01-03-19 10:10
what is moral panic?
an over exaggerated reaction by society by the media which engages the problem out of proportion
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what is the group called that the media identify?
the folk devil
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who are the folk devil?
a group identified as a major threat to public order and social orders
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who are an example of folk devil?
the 'black mugger'
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how does research demonstrate the media creating a moral panic?
making the problem bigger than it actually is
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what group are an example of causing a moral panic?
mods and rockers
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what are the three elements Cohen suggested the media created based on the mods and rockers?
exaggeration & distortion, prediction and symbolisation
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what does Cohen suggest by exaggeration and distortion?
the media will exaggerate the number of people involved
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what does Cohen suggest by prediction?
the media would predict that there would be further conflict
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what does Cohen suggest by symbolisation?
the mods and rockers clothes, bikes and hairstyles were negatively labelled
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what does the key term deviance amplification spiral mean?
it is a term used to refer to the way levels of deviance or crime can be increased by the societal reaction to deviance itself
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what created the deviance amplification spiral?
the media which then caused SFP, this is because the mods and rockers were being labelled negatively which encouraged them to carry on
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what is an example of deviance amplification spiral?
terrorism, London riots, black mugger
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how can this study be evaluated?
we believe everything on the media, but not everything is true
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what is a criticism to moral panic?
the way we react is all over reacted
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