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Social Work: Research


Revisiting Moral Panics

A Critical Examination of 21st Century Social Issues and Anxieties

An ESRC Funded Seminar Series

Professor Viv Cree, Dr Gary Clapton, Dr Mark Smith

We live in a world that is increasingly characterised as full of risk, danger and threat. Every day a new social issue emerges to assail our sensibilities and consciences. Whether we are academics, researchers, policy makers, welfare practitioners or simply members of the public, we feel paralysed as to know how to respond; we do not know what to do and whom to trust.

This seminar series will examine some 21st century social issues and anxieties through the concept of moral panic. It will bring together academics, policy makers, practitioners, journalists and service users to debate and discuss the place of moral panics in policy and practice today.

You can find out more about this seminar series here

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