Skip to main content

Crime, Media and Moral Panic in an Expanding European Union

Buy Article:

$43.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

In the latest phase of European Union enlargement Bulgaria and Romania were admitted to EU membership on 1 January 2007. In the UK, media coverage of the accession process focused on the potential movement of large numbers of people from Eastern to Western European states; a particular focus was the crime risk associated with enlargement. This article examines how newspapers reported the perceived crime threats and assesses the extent to which the concerns can be understood as a moral panic. The article confirms the contemporary utility of moral panic analysis, albeit with some flexibility to reflect the modern media landscape.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: European enlargement; media; moral panic

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Reader in Criminal Justice and 2: Lecturer in Criminal Justice, Birmingham City University

Publication date: 01 February 2009

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more