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Moral Panic : Changing Concepts of the Child Molester in Modern America

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  • Author(s): Jenkins, Philip
  • Publication Information:
    New Haven : Yale University Press. 1998
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      JENKINS, P. Moral Panic : Changing Concepts of the Child Molester in Modern America. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998. ISBN 9780300073874. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=53058&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 13 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Jenkins P. Moral Panic : Changing Concepts of the Child Molester in Modern America. Yale University Press; 1998. Accessed August 13, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=53058&custid=s8280428
    • APA:
      Jenkins, P. (1998). Moral Panic : Changing Concepts of the Child Molester in Modern America. Yale University Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Jenkins, Philip. 1998. Moral Panic : Changing Concepts of the Child Molester in Modern America. New Haven: Yale University Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=53058&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Jenkins, P. (1998) Moral Panic : Changing Concepts of the Child Molester in Modern America. New Haven: Yale University Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=53058&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 13 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Jenkins, P 1998, Moral Panic : Changing Concepts of the Child Molester in Modern America, Yale University Press, New Haven, viewed 13 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Jenkins, Philip. Moral Panic : Changing Concepts of the Child Molester in Modern America. Yale University Press, 1998. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=53058&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Jenkins, Philip. Moral Panic : Changing Concepts of the Child Molester in Modern America. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=53058&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Jenkins P. Moral Panic : Changing Concepts of the Child Molester in Modern America [Internet]. New Haven: Yale University Press; 1998 [cited 2020 Aug 13]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=53058&custid=s8280428

Reviews

LJ Reviews 1998 September #1

Alarm over threats of child sexual abuse has not always been as widespread as it is today. Periods of heightened concern have been followed by troughs of neglect, as in the 1920s and 1960s. Jenkins (history and religious studies, Pennsylvania State Univ.; Pedophiles and Priests, Oxford Univ., 1996) discusses the social, political, and ideological factors that have influenced public opinion about sexual crimes, both real and imagined. Denying that any particular view of sex offenders reflects a static, objective reality, he concludes that "Pedophiles represent a very minor component of the real sexual issues faced by children." Observing the panicked responses to specific cases, such as the murders of Polly Klaas and Megan Kanka and the McMartin Preschool prosecution, Jenkins posits the paradox that children statistically have more to fear from family and neighbors than from strangers. His well-researched study of a controversial subject is recommended for scholarly collections on child abuse and sex offenders. Gregor A. Preston, formerly with Univ. of California Lib., Davis Copyright 1998 Library Journal Reviews