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.
- moral panics
- child sexual abuse
Smith, M., Cree, V. E., & Clapton, G. (2017). Moral panics and social work: A response to David Pilgrim. Critical and Radical Social Work, 5(2), 223-229. https://doi.org/10.1332/204986017X14919883274449