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?

  • Fully social theory of Crime (The New Criminolgy by Taylor, Walton and Young)
  • Fully social theory of Deviance (The New Criminolgy by Taylor, Walton and Young)
  • Fully unsocial theory of Deviance (The New Criminolgy by Taylor, Walton and Young)
  • Why he didn't commit the muggings
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2. Who identifies two weakenesses of Hall?

  • 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
  • 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
  • Young - Study provides no evidence that public were panicing over mugging, or that they identified crime with black people
  • School bullies

3. What theory is Hall?

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

4. How does Young criticise Hall?

  • Says it was bound to rise as result of unemployement but was also not rising quickly
  • Your too old!
  • 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

5. What effect did the moral panic have on the group being targeted?

  • They got stampeded in all the chaos!
  • Unlabelling of small numbers of young blacks as deviants, made figures appear to show falling levels of black crime, lead to unjustified weaker police measures
  • Labelling of large numbers of young blacks as deviants, made figures appear to show rising levels of black crime, lead to justified stronger police measures
  • 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

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