Moral panics and social work: A response to David Pilgrim

Mark Smith, Viviene E. Cree, Gary Clapton

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    In his article 'Child sexual abuse, moral panics and emancipatory practice' (Pilgrim, 2017), David Pilgrim seeks to use our book, Revisiting moral panics (Cree et al, 2015), to construct a straw man, which needs to be knocked down to preserve his own particular view of child sexual abuse. There are many problems in the way he does so, which we address in this response.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)223-229
    Number of pages7
    JournalCritical and Radical Social Work
    Issue number2
    Early online date24 Apr 2017
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017


    • moral panics
    • child sexual abuse


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