Key Study - Policing the Crisis by Hall et al

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1. 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
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2. 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

3. Who identifies two weakenesses of Hall?

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

4. 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

5. How did Hall explain this moral panic?

  • 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
  • By screaming like a headless Torchic!

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