What are the reasons of moral panic according to Stanley Cohen?

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Theorist Stanley Cohen suggested in his book, Folk Devils and Moral Panics, that a moral panic occurs within society when an episode from an individual or group rise to become a threat to the societal values that eventually will jeopardize the moral standing within the community. According to Cohen, the media play a massive role which enforces moral panic within the community, even if they are only presenting the news. Also, he often refers to the media overreacting to an aspect or part of the behavior which may challenge the existing norms and values that are within society. This behavior can be seen as...
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