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Moral Panics and the New Right: Single Mothers and Feckless Fathers — Is This Really the Key to the Crime Problem?

  • Jayne Mooney

Abstract

We have to recognise where crime begins. I don’t mean that we should listen to the woolly-headed theories that society is at fault.... Of course not — we can leave that message to others. We must do more to teach children the difference between right and wrong.... It must start at home. And it must also be taught in our schools... Above all, it must be taught by example (Michael Howard, July 1993, House of Commons).

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Domestic Violence Single Mother Moral Panic Lone Parent Council Housing 
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998

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  • Jayne Mooney

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