Spin doctors and moral crusaders: the moral panic behind child safety legislation

@article{Zgoba2004SpinDA,
  title={Spin doctors and moral crusaders: the moral panic behind child safety legislation},
  author={Kristen M Zgoba},
  journal={Criminal Justice Studies},
  year={2004},
  volume={17},
  pages={385 - 404}
}
  • Kristen M Zgoba
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Issues of child abduction and molestation have risen so high on social agendas that they have all but eclipsed similarly offensive crimes. Media broadcasts of a rash of child abductions, molestations and homicides have led to a nationwide moral panic concerning the safety of children. The media frenzy surrounding these publicized cases has created a ‘fear factor’ among parents and caregivers, begging the question as to whether the incidence of child abduction and molestation has increased or… CONTINUE READING
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