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NCJ Number: 235899 Find in a Library
Title: Beyond Folk Devil Resistance: Linking Moral Panic and Moral Regulation
Journal: Criminology & Criminal Justice  Volume:11  Issue:3  Dated:July 2011  Pages:259-276
Author(s): Sean P. Hier; Dan Lett; Kevin Walby; André Smith
Date Published: July 2011
Page Count: 18
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This article examines moral panic and moral regulation.
Abstract: This article is a contribution to widening the focus of moral panic studies. The authors aim is to advance recent attempts to link moral panic studies to the criminological literature on moral regulation. The authors argue that moral panics should be conceptualized as volatile expressions of long-term moral regulation processes. To substantiate these conceptual and theoretical arguments, the authors examine claims-making activities about the threat posed by British youth who don hooded tops in public places. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Antisocial attitudes; Foreign policies; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Group behavior; Juvenile Delinquent behavior; Moral Panic; Regulations; Youth groups
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