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Palgrave Studies in Risk, Crime and Society

Making Sense of Moral Panics

A Framework for Research

Authors: Wright Monod, Sarah

  • Presents a clear framework for interpreting and theorizing empirical findings in case studies of panic 
  • Discusses the central role of the media in panic development
  • Appeals particularly to those in criminology, sociology, law and media studies
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This book offers a comprehensive framework for the study of moral panics. It provides an up-to-date overview of the history and development of the concept of panic, and discusses the key criticisms and debates that have stemmed from its use over the last four decades. While investigating the critical connections between crime reporting and panic development, Wright Monod also highlights the overall importance of social context, and social theory, for understanding episodes of moral panic.

Two case studies – one on murdering teens, and the other on gangs and guns – are explored to demonstrate the efficacy of the framework, and five research phases for panic study are extensively analysed. Drawing on the nature of sensationalist media coverage, and considering the impact of new media ecosystems in panic development, this innovative study considers the shape of the field of moral panic scholarship today and, crucially, the directions in which its study is heading. This is an

informed and original book which will appeal to scholars of risk, deviance, and criminal justice.



About the authors

Sarah Wright Monod is a Lecturer in the School of Social and Cultural Studies at the University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Wright Monod, Sarah

    Pages 1-14

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  • The Development of the Moral Panic Concept

    Wright Monod, Sarah

    Pages 15-28

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  • Critiquing Moral Panic

    Wright Monod, Sarah

    Pages 29-57

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  • Considering the Focus of Moral Panic

    Wright Monod, Sarah

    Pages 59-84

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  • Media in a Moral Panic

    Wright Monod, Sarah

    Pages 85-115

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eBook 91,62 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-61821-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-61820-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Making Sense of Moral Panics
Book Subtitle
A Framework for Research
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Risk, Crime and Society
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61821-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61821-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61820-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 201
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