Folk devils and moral panics: 'Left idealism' reconsidered

Cottee, Simon (2002) Folk devils and moral panics: 'Left idealism' reconsidered. Theoretical Criminology, 6 (4). pp. 387-410. ISSN 1362-4806. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/136248060200600401) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article is intended as an attack on Jock Young's use of the term 'left idealism' - that distillation of every 1960s hysteria and radicalchic inanity - to describe and to castigate the moral, political and intellectual assumptions of the emergent 'paradigm' of radical criminology in Britain of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Young's synopsis, I shall argue, is not only premised on an inadequate approach to the history of ideas; it is also highly selective in its interpretation of the early history of radical criminology in Britain.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: 'Left idealism', History of ideas, Radical criminology, Young
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2013 12:28 UTC
Last Modified: 15 May 2014 13:17 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36272 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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