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Moral Panic And The Nasty Girl Analysis

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I chose to look at the article “Moral Panic and the Nasty Girl”, it was published in 2005 by Christie Barron and Dany Lacombe. The article looks at the perceived increase in youth girl violence from the mid-nineties and onward and argues that this is only a perceived and not a real issue. The authors cite statistics that show that violent crime rates had been declining in the second half of the 90’s. Yet public concern reflected that girl violence had been on the rise, something that leads to the introduction of various policies throughout Canada. Which the authors argue were potentially harmful due to the disproportionate increase in focus on female incarceration relative to males. The authors attempt to determine the cause for this discrepancy
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