The Crack Cocaine Moral Panic Of The '80s Case Study

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•Find (what you consider) an example of a “moral panic” media report related to drugs – i.e. crack in the 1980s.

•Find 2-3 news reports on that “moral panic”

•Write 1 half-2 page explaining your findings (how did the media report it? Who were the targeted community? or the outcomes of this "moral panic" years later).

•You need a bibliography (check a manual style – i.e. APA, Chicago, etc.)

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henryprofessor
School: Duke University

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The Crack Cocaine Moral Panic of the ’80s
Thesis statement: The increased use of the drug was also blamed for other adverse
consequences in the inner-city areas of the country.
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Introduction
Crack cocaine panic summary

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Increased crime and deaths

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Discrimination by the law

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Aftermath on African American
Conclusion


Running head: THE CRACK COCAINE MORAL PANIC

The Crack Cocaine Moral Panic of the ’80s
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THE CRACK COCAINE MORAL PANIC

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The Crack Cocaine Moral Panic of the ’80s
Over the years, the United States has had several moral waves of panic that have affected
people adversely. One such moral panic was the one in the 1980s that concerned crack cocaine.
The 80s were a time in the history of the country when there was a spike in the use of drugs and
most commonly was crack cocaine. The news about the drug became common, and therefore
stakeholders responded by...

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