Mods and Rockers moral panic

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1965 easter bank holiday fight in clacton

thhen another one at whitsun in brighton.

stan cohen post grad was there. looking at social reaction to juvenile delinquency

he would listen to conversations and speak to youngsters when in casuals. later wear a suit and then speak to a magistrate annd get a differner view. got a differenr view from a newspaper

three different versions

press inflated damage and violence

police chief said it was minor

200 pounds of damage done at clacton

it was a slow news weekend.

people called for the cat and conscription

folk devils and moral panics 1972. media keep the panic going and amplify it. police add to drama. this attracts youth

without drama the phenomenon does not exist

Outsiders – is a 60s American text on criminology

 

 

 

 

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About Calers

Born Belfast 1971. I read history at Edinburgh. I did a Master's at UCL. I have semi-libertarian right wing opinions. I am married with a daughter and a son. I am allergic to cats. I am the falling hope of the not so stern and somewhat bending Tories. I am a legal beagle rather than and eagle. Big up the Commonwealth of Nations.

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