Moral Panic Studies: Current Debates and Emerging Directions

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
RC29 Deviance and Social Control (host committee)

Language: English

Since the 1970s, studies in moral panic have influenced sociological explanations of crime, deviance, media framing, and human rights. As the impact of moral panic studies continues to grow, it is necessary to take stock of current international debates and to think about emerging directions.  This session encourages theoretical and empirical analyses on all aspects of contemporary moral panic studies. Papers could address current debates about risk-based problems, amoral panics, institutionalized rhetoric, measurement, scope, and the possibility that moral panics can be good. Papers could also address emerging directions such as the influence of social media on panic narratives, the resurgence of populism, and the continuing significance of ideology, power, and political economy.
Session Organizer:
Sean HIER, University of Victoria, Canada
Oral Presentations
Moral Panic, Television Crime Shows and the Failure of Public Security Policies in Brazil
Alex NICHE TEIXEIRA, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Responding to Sexual Violence on Post-Secondary Campuses: Models of Response, on-Campus Investigations, and Best Practices for Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence
Lindsay OSTRIDGE, University of Ottawa, Canada; Christopher O'CONNOR, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada; Tyler FREDERICK, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
El Espacio De Los Pobres Como Locus De La Narrativa De La Criminalidad Violenta
Eber MARZULO, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Social Conservatism and Legitimacy: Predicting Public Support for Police Violence in Brazil
Ariadne NATAL, Center for the Study of Violence - University of Sao Paulo (NEV-USP), Brazil; Thiago RODRIGUES OLIVEIRA, London School of Economics (LSE), United Kingdom