Interview a friend or relative about their thoughts on ‘moral panics’ in Australia. Use the following questions to guide your interview: (MY FRIEND COULD BE YOU)
- In your opinion what is the most significant ‘moral panic’ facing Australia today, and why?
- What do you think should be done about the ‘moral panic’ you mentioned?
Using your interviewees responses write a 350 word (+/-10%) individual journal entry that includes the following:
- Brieflydescribe your interviewee (e.g. Male, University student aged, 25; housewife, aged 50) and summarise their answers to the questions (suggestion: use 100 words maximum for this part of the journal entry).
(You could use my response coming from a male aged 30 in the Australian Army)
- Analyse your interviewee’s response to either question 1 OR question 2. Your analysis must make use of at least ONE concept from the weekly essential reading (e.g. ‘stigmatisation’, ‘symbolic interactionism’, ‘criminalisation’, ‘deviance amplification’ and ‘self-fulfilling prophecy’).