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dc.contributor.author Peters, Carolyn J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-08T18:50:01Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-08T18:50:01Z
dc.date.issued 1996-08-01-01:09T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier (Sirsi) AJQ-6368 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/3723
dc.description.abstract This exploratory study examined whether there was evidence to suggest that there was a moral panic about child sexual abuse in Winnipeg between 1983 and 1985? Stanely Cohen's (1980) definition of "moral panic" forms the basis for seven criteria which were applied and examined to explore an interactional explanation for child sexual abuse as a social problem. These criteria include an analysis of newspaper articles, organizational response, community leaders' reactions, community values, rates of abuse reporting and substantiated cases, and legislation and social policy changes. The results show that there is evidence to suggest that there was a moral panic according to Cohen's (1980) definition and raises additional issues and questions for study. An interactional analysis is suggested of the history of child sexual abuse as a social problem as it was addressed by the Winnipeg community. en_US
dc.format.extent [ii], iv, 171 leaves : en_US
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dc.language en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.rights The reproduction of this thesis has been made available by authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research, and may only be reproduced and copied as permitted by copyright laws or with express written authorization from the copyright owner. en_US
dc.title Headlines about child sexual abuse : was there a moral panic in Winnipeg between 1983 and 1985? en_US
dc.degree.discipline Social Work en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) en_US


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