AQA Crime: Evaluate sociological explanations of moral panics

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 AQA Crime: Evaluate sociological explanations of moral panics
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @ 02:32 PM
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Not onto this yet but just looking ahead, how on earth would you get 3/4 knowledge points for this?

For AO1 I can only think about:

1) Interactionism: Cohen (explanation of moral panic and deviancy amplification process)

2) Neo Marxism: Hall (moral panics are due to crisis of capitalism)

Other than that??????

Evaluation would be straight forward, explaining it isn't relevant any more; how crime is a response to capitalism; response to strain etc but really struggling with what else students would be expected to put.

Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @ 03:10 PM
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I also teach the moral panic surrounding acid house raving and later ecstasy and the Leah Betts case. I find this is quite useful as it leads well into the problems of sustaining moral panics and the difficulty of creating folk devils in modern society. Resources for this are available on the website for the Napier press textbook:

http://napierpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Page-128-Moral-panics.pdf

Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @ 04:29 PM
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I really don't like this question, I think it's quite narrow. I agree with you Gingle, how do students get enough AO1 content in there? Surely examples like drugs and Leah Betts forms AO2 as contemporary examples rather than explanations?
Lara

Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @ 07:01 PM
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These 10 markers, argh! Lara, i remember you sending me stuff for wpw. How are the ten markers working out for you in that unit?

Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @ 07:32 PM
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Hi Richard. No this Q is for the 30 marker. I find the 10 markers somewhat vague in terms of the mark scheme - my students vary in their ability to do them. Some are just too brief in their answers. More practice needed!

Posted: Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 08:05 PM
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I would argue that Leah Betts was not the moral panic, rather the news coverage in 1989- 2nd summer of love  and the criminal justice act which occurred straight after.  Just as respectable for AO1 as Cohen and Hall.  I think you can also include a general paragraph about the features of a moral panic and the different Marxist and functionalist explanations- as well as labelling.  I would be happy with this q personally.  

Posted: Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 06:08 AM
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can i ask where you got this question from? is it 'official'?

Posted: Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 02:18 PM
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OCR been asking this sort of q for years..maybe we need to prepare ourselves for these types of qs in the new specs?

Who knows what they could ask, prepare your students for any eventualities, I say

Posted: Monday, November 21, 2016 @ 09:35 AM
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Thanks Anice. Was also considering a paragraph on folk devils which could then be evaluated with alternative explanations.

Stephen, this was from the Webb et al book by Napier Press.

Posted: Monday, November 21, 2016 @ 03:20 PM
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i also use Skidmore on moral panic over child abuse; McRobbie and Thornton about if moral panic is still a useful concept in 2016

Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 @ 03:41 PM
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I think I've cracked it. If anyone wants to see a copy of the essay plan send me your email address.

Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 @ 05:09 PM
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Gingle if you wouldn't mind, I'd like to see what you've produced, as I now think I might have to tackle this with my students! Email is mi@chase.worcs.sch.uk

Thank you
Lara

Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 @ 09:41 PM
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I would love a copy please griffithsh@hendonschool.co.uk

Thanks!

Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 @ 09:57 PM
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That would be great, thanks - tom.bettridge@gmail.com

Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 @ 08:37 AM
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Yes please that would be great. margaret.jeffs@newmarketacademy.co.uk

Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2016 @ 07:08 PM
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Please may I also ask for a copy lucy.cocker@newcharteracademy.org.uk

Thank you

Posted: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 @ 07:41 PM
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Just come across this in the Napier textbook- please could you email me a copy? Katie.price@winstanley.ac.uk

Posted: Thursday, March 9, 2017 @ 02:13 PM
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Dear Gingle

if you would not mind emailing the essay plan for the question on moral panics. I am going to be teaching media and crime next and was struggling when I was planning for this exam question.

Many thanks

Nusrath
nsh@cooperscoborn.co.uk

Posted: Thursday, March 9, 2017 @ 10:16 PM
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Please could you email this essay to me too polly.crow@st-maryshigh.herts.sch.uk

Thank you!!

Posted: Monday, March 13, 2017 @ 04:55 PM
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Yes please, would love a copy!  ers@st-augustines.wilts.sch.uk

 
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