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Analysis of Crime and Criminals as Moral Panics (Case Study) | Graded

Moral panics occur when the media takes an arguable ordinary event and presents it in an escalating manner to be of extreme danger and concern to the community. Select one or more examples of crimes and/or criminals that receive extensive coverage that could simply be a moral panic and how it/they developed. Is your example still seen as an issue of public concern? Is the situation typified by the media coverage reflected in actual crime statistics? Your case study will explore these questions and any other relevant concepts you discover.


  • This assignment is worth up to 100 points
  • Must cite any outside sources used; APA format required
  • A minimum of 500 words