Key Study - Policing the Crisis by Hall et al

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

  • 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
  • They got stampeded in all the chaos!
  • 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
  • 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
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2. 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

3. 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

4. What part did the Media play?

  • Moral panic over muggins commited by black youth, no real evidence
  • 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
  • Leading male

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
  • Shieldon
  • 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

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