The Myth of Moral Panics: Sex, Snuff, and Satan

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This study provides a comprehensive critique - forensic, historical, and theoretical - of the moral panic paradigm, using empirically grounded ethnographic research to argue that the panic paradigm suffers from fundamental flaws that make it a myth rather than a viable academic perspective.
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About the author

Bill Thompson is a sociologist from the UK, where he was a Practicing Associate of the British Academy of Experts, and taught at Cambridge, Essex, and Reading Universities. In 2004, he relocated to the USA, where he has worked with the local Teamsters Union Chapter while teaching at SUNY and Hartwick Colleges.

Andy Williams is Principal Lecturer & Course Leader in BSc (Hons) Criminology and Forensics at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth.

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Publisher
Routledge
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Published on
Sep 11, 2013
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Pages
326
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ISBN
9781135083601
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Language
English
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Genres
Social Science / Criminology
Social Science / Pornography
Social Science / Sociology / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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