Satanism: Myth and reality in a contemporary moral panic

@article{Jenkins1992SatanismMA,
  title={Satanism: Myth and reality in a contemporary moral panic},
  author={Philip Jenkins. and Daniel Maier-Katkin},
  journal={Crime, Law and Social Change},
  year={1992},
  volume={17},
  pages={53-75}
}
In the last decade, there have been many allegations about the prevalence of occult or “Satanic” criminality, which is believed to be involved in many offenses ranging from vandalism to child abuse and serial murder. Some have advocated the creation of specialized police units to combat the supposed threat. On the other hand, most of the alleged evils are very poorly substantiated, and highly questionable statements have been widely circulated. In fact, the current concern about the occult… Expand
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