Category Archives: Moral Panic

The ‘epidemic’ of teens addicted to gambling – a moral panic with little substance?

The Gambling Commission recently released its latest 2018 ‘Young People and Gambling Report’, triggering some dramatic headlines: Headlines from The Independent and The Daily Mail. The news reports tended to focus on three statistics to support their narrative of ‘teens in … Continue reading

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The Croydon Cat Killer: The Perfect Moral Panic for our Age?

Police may have just found the culprit behind a horrific moggy murder spree which started in Croydon in October 2015. Three years ago, the decapitated bodies of cats began be show up in various locations around Croydon, South London. They … Continue reading

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