SAGE Journal Articles
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Description: This article explores the relationship between studies involving the analysis of moral panic to criminological analysis of moral regulation.
Learning Objective: 3-2: An analysis of the pros and cons of the moral panic model as a conceptual tool for understanding public responses to mediated crime and deviance.
Description: This article analyzes the effects of moral panics on specific groups (or individuals) for which they are directed.
Learning Objective: 3-4: A discussion of “deviancy amplification” and the extent to which attempts by authorities to control deviant behavior actually lead to its increase.