Key Study - Policing the Crisis by Hall et al

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1. How does Young criticise Hall?

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

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

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

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

4. What part did the Media play?

  • Leading male
  • 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
  • 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

5. A defense point of Hall?

  • There are plenty of modern examples with evidence from official data to suggest that minority groups do face disproportionate attention from the state and it's agents
  • Doesn't fail to explain how panic was created
  • Got both side convered - Says mugging was bound to rise as result of unemployement and was also not rising quickly
  • Shieldon

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