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Introduction

  • Sarah Wright MonodEmail author
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Risk, Crime and Society book series (PSRCS)

Abstract

Introduces the concept of moral panic, considers its long-standing value for understanding social reactions and justifies why the study of moral panic needs to continue. It makes a case for why panic research requires a new way forward and how a framework that incorporates a model of panic but at the same time facilitates inductive case study research is appropriate. This chapter sketches the framework that is at the centre of this book, and gives a brief outline of each subsequent chapter.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Victoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand

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