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Sociology in the News (8) – Killer Clowns and Donald Trump’s Misogyny

The Killer Clown Craze  The societal response to the so called ‘Killer Clown Craze‘ seems like a good example of a moral panic. Piers Morgan (moral entrepreneur supremo) has waded in against the craze, and as soon as he gets … Continue reading

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Labelling Theory of Crime – A Summary

People do not become criminals because of their social background, crime emerges because of labelling by authorities. Crime is the product of interactions between certain individuals and the police, rather than social background. Crime is Sociology Constructed There is no … Continue reading

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