September 11: A societal reaction perspective
Author: Wilkins Newman D.
Source: Crime, Law and Social Change, Volume 39, Number 3, April 2003 , pp. 219-231(13)
This article illustrates the application of the labeling or societal reaction theory regarding the events of September 11, 2001. It explains the various types of labels that society assigned to ``September 11'' and how societal reactions led to governmental and law enforcement changes. Pertinent opinion polls were analyzed to indicate the power of labeling which, in turn, was used to demonstrate how the USA PATRIOT Act was passed during heightened societal reaction.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2003-04-01