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Moral panics in theory and practice

There is considerable interest in the concept of moral panic within and outside academia. This innovative collection brings together academics, researchers, policy makers and practitioners to explore a range of twenty-first century social issues and anxieties.

Appealing to a wide international audience, it explores the implications of moral panics for policy and practice in agencies that are liable to their damaging consequences, helping to build a critically aware, tolerant and open society.