Afterword: the moral in moral panic

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[Book abstract:]
We live in a world that is increasingly characterised as full of risk, danger and threat. Every day a new social issue emerges to assail our sensibilities and consciences. Drawing on the popular Economic Social and Research Council (ESRC) seminar series, this book examines these social issues and anxieties, and the solutions to them, through the concept of moral panic.

With a commentary by Charles Critcher and contributions from both well-known and up-and-coming researchers and practitioners, this is a stimulating and innovative overview of moral panic ideas, which will be an essential resource.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRevisiting Moral Panics
EditorsViviene Cree, Gary Clapton, Mark Smith
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781447321897
ISBN (Print)9781447321866, 9781447321859
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016

Publication series

NameMoral panics in theory and practice
PublisherPolicy Press



  • moral panics
  • theory and practice

Cite this

Lynch, H. (2016). Afterword: the moral in moral panic. In V. Cree, G. Clapton, & M. Smith (Eds.), Revisiting Moral Panics (pp. 253). (Moral panics in theory and practice). Policy Press.