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Moral entrepreneurs individuals who draw on the power and resources of organizations, institutions, agencies, symbols, ideas, communication and audiences. There are two facets: rule creating and rule enforcing
Rule Creators ensures that our society is supplied with a constant stock of deviance by defining the behavior of others as immoral. Includes politicians, crusading public figures, teachers, parents, school administrators and CEOs of business organizations
Rule Enforcers Police, judges, courts, dormitory RAs, members of neighborhood associations, the Inter-Fraternity Council, and parents.
Claims-making Claim-makers draw our attention to given issues by asserting "danger messages".
Moral Panic arises when a threat to society is depicted, promoting terror and dread with its powerfully persuasive focus on folk devils. They are power struggles between various groups in society.
Social Power factors that give certain groups in society to construct definitions of deviance and to apply those labels onto others. Money, Race & Ethnicity, Gender, Age, Greater numbers in organizations.
Recipe for drug scares and repressive drug laws. 1. A Kernel of Truth 2. Media Magnification 3. Politico-Moral Entrepreneurs I 4. Professional Interest Groups 5. Historical Context of Conflict 6. Linking a Form of Drug Use to a "Dangerous Class" 7. Scapegoating a Drug for a Wide Array of Public Problems
Threat to Social Values A condition, episode, person or group of persons emerges to become defined.
Stereotypical Fashion what is presented and stylized by the mass media
Reasons that might cause a social problem to abort before becoming a moral panic 1. Lack of Technological Understanding 2. Comprehensive Offiical Control of an Issue
Ideal Panice 1. Diversity of agencies and interest groups 2. The story must be comprehensible 3. Issue must be sufficiently overt & accessible 4. Panic should offer a narrative 5. The story should lend itself visual portrayal 6. Narrative must have an outcome 7. Narrative will have maximum impact
Gender, Race and Urban Policing demographic variables, race, sex, and age to see the way people are treated differently by agents of social contorl.
Physically Intrusive searches with numerous complaints about the police "trying to put they hands all in your mouth"
Limit their use of public space young men believed police should be designated to neighborhood locations as crime hot spots
Prejudical young black men believed officers viewed them as criminals because of their age, race, and location in the poor neighborhoods.
antagonist language derogatory marks and racial epithets used by officers
Young women and Police women's descriptions of police harassment differed from young men's. 1. Curfew 2. Treated as criminal suspect 3. Desire for protection from neighborhood dangers 4. Violence against women 5. Treated as suspects
Silence Surrounding Lesbianism in Women's Sport Silence came from: 1. Athletes difficulty in disscusing lesbian topic 2. viewing lesbianism as a personal and irrelevant issue 3. Discussing athletic identity to avoid lesbian label 4. Team difficulty in addressing lesbian issue 5. Administrative difficulty in addressing lesbian issue.
Saints children of good, stable, white, upper-middle class families. Active in school affairs and good pre-college students. Never officially arrested for vandalism, petty theft, truancy, and drinking.
Roughnecks constantly in trouble with the police and the community, though their delinquency was about equal to the Saints
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