The myth of moral panics: sex, snuff, and Satan

Bill Thompson, Andy Williams

Research output: Book/ReportBook


This study provides a comprehensive critique - forensic, historical, and theoretical - of the moral panic paradigm, using empirically grounded ethnographic research to argue that the panic paradigm suffers from fundamental flaws that make it a myth rather than a viable academic perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages326
ISBN (Print)9780415812665
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameRoutledge advances in criminology


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