Key Study - Policing the Crisis by Hall et al

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1. 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
  • School bullies
  • 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
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2. What theory is Hall?

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

3. What two ways did the moral panic help capitalism?

  • Moral panic over muggins commited by black youth, no real evidence
  • Way 1 and way 2
  • 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

4. 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)

5. How did Hall explain this moral panic?

  • 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
  • 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
  • Moral panic over muggins commited by black youth, no real evidence
  • By screaming like a headless Torchic!

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