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Hlavka, Heather. 2010. “SEX CRIMES AND MORAL PANIC”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


This course offers an overview and sociological analysis of sex crimes and moral panic. What is deviant sexual behavior? How do various sex crimes emerge as recognized social problems? How do sex crime "facts" impact policy responses and our perceptions of safety and risk? While it is commonly acknowledged that sexual assault/abuse is a pervasive problem,...

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