Key Study - Policing the Crisis by Hall et al

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

  • 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
  • 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
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2. A defense point of Hall?

  • Got both side convered - Says mugging was bound to rise as result of unemployement and was also not rising quickly
  • 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
  • Shieldon

3. 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!

4. What theory is Hall?

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

5. Who identifies two weakenesses of Hall?

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

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