Identify the limitations of moral panic as a framework for understanding criminal justice problems.

Essay Writing 1. Identify the limitations of moral panic as a framework for understanding criminal justice problems. Illustrate your argument by using recent example(s) in the news.

Question 1: This question asks students to critique the way criminologists can use the concept of moral panic in the contemporary context.

1. Draw on existing definition – the phrases ‘moral panic’ and ‘recent example(s)’ already have definitions that you simply need to draw on. ‘Moral panic’ has been defined in your module material and by other theorists, and it is up to the student to provide (by quoting or writing in your own words) the definition that you are working from. ‘Recent example(s)’ refers to examples that has been researched and published in the criminological (or broader academic) literature or in the news in the past 10-15 years.

2. Define for the reader – the phrases ‘identify the limitations’ and ‘criminal justice problems’ are aspects of the question that the student is required to define for the reader

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