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media in initiating and managing the moral panic.2.Distinguish between Lemert's concepts of primary and secondary deviance, with examples (p. 359). Which of the twob relates specifically to the process of deviance-labeling?
Identify and discuss the five criteria of moral panic according to Goode and Ben-Yehuda. Do you think moral panics contribute to long-term, lasting social change, or are they more akin to fads and fashion (quick to appear and also to fade)?4.Ungar compares the concept of moral panic to the emergence of so-called risk society. How doesthe social anxiety of risk society compare to the moral panic? Evaluate and critique Beck's observation (p. 372) that "risk society is a catastrophic society."Answer two questions: Assignment 91.Platt provides an historical analysis of the Child-Saving Movement in Illinois at the turn of the last century. Certainly the movement represents a very important philosophy of reform, culminating in the Juvenile Court Act of 1899. The legislation established the first juvenile court with specific jurisdiction over "dependent, neglected, and delinquent children." Platt underlines the ambiguity of this significant reform effort, arguing that it represented a relatively conservative, middle class consolidation of political interests and NOT a radical departure from the philosophy of social control. Discuss the three conclusions of the article (p. 405) which expose the conservative bias of the legislation. In particular, just how "critical" can reform efforts be in the face of political conflict among community interest groups?2.In the Introduction Anderson argues that throughout the twentieth century up to the present day, the juvenile justice system struggles to balance human treatment of children (e.g., those
neglected and abused)with issues of social control of especially violent youth. Imagine that you are a politician charged with developing legislation to reform the current juvenile justice system. Using any or all of the readings in this assignment as your sources, give a summary of your reform recommendations, specifically addressing any two of these issues: "the school-to-prison pipeline" (Kupchik); the idea of "governance through crime" (Simon) in which social institutions as well as mass media advocate punitive policies at schools in an attempt to enforce safety standards and manage threats; the continuing "hypercriminalization" of Black and Latino male youth.3.Critical criminology is founded upon the observation that criminal justice reflects the same biases evident throughout society with respect to discrimination and racism, as well as economicand social vulnerabilities of dispossessed groups. This is especially the case when considering minority youth experience. Following Simon, Kupchik (pp. 432-436) maintains that contemporary society "governs through crime"-especially in the management of school conduct as a response to mass murders on campus. Explain why Kupchik feels that schools are in fact less safe, largely because of negative social consequences of social control mechanisms.