Key Study - Policing the Crisis by Hall et al

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1. What kind of explaination is he trying to give to the 1970's muggings in Britain?

  • Why he didn't commit the muggings
  • Fully unsocial theory of Deviance (The New Criminolgy by Taylor, Walton and Young)
  • Fully social theory of Deviance (The New Criminolgy by Taylor, Walton and Young)
  • Fully social theory of Crime (The New Criminolgy by Taylor, Walton and Young)
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2. What two ways did the moral panic help capitalism?

  • Convinced the public that society's problems caused by immigrants and not capitalst system faults, Gov could justice use of force to surpress the groups that challenged them
  • By the context of the problem, that the 1970's had fiancial troubles, lead to hegemony being threated, threated ruling class, needed force to control crisis
  • Moral panic over muggins commited by black youth, no real evidence
  • Way 1 and way 2

3. What theory is Hall?

  • Coma theory 0-o
  • Feminism
  • Neo-Marxism
  • Marxism

4. How does Young criticise Hall?

  • Says it was bound to rise as result of unemployement but was also not rising quickly
  • Study provides no evidence that public were panicing over mugging, or that they identified crime with black people
  • Fails to explain how panic was created
  • Your too old!

5. Who identifies two weakenesses of Hall?

  • School bullies
  • Young - Study provides no evidence that public were panicing over mugging, or that they identified crime with black people
  • Downes and Rock - Says it was bound to rise as result of unemployement but was also not rising quickly, Fails to explain how panic was created
  • Dawn and Brock - Says it was bound to rise as result of unemployement but was also not rising quickly, Fails to explain how panic was created

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