"Moral Panics is remarkable in its scope and accomplishments. It develops a distinctively sociological account of the rise, demise and institutionalization of moral panics and is especially important for the insight it provides into recurring American panics about drugs." John Hagan, University of Toronto
–Philip Jenkins, Pennsylvania State University
"Moral Panics is more than a classic text in social theory. In this newly updated and enlarged edition, it is an indispensable text for every twenty-first century scholar interested in the social construction and diffusion of fear."
–Barry Glassner, author of The Culture of Fear
"Moral panics remains one of the most hotly-debated sociological ideas to have entered the public sphere, so an up-dated version of Goode and Ben-Yehuda’s pathbreaking work on this subject is very welcome. The new version is even more enlightening than its predecessor."
–Kenneth Thompson, Open University --This text refers to the Digital edition.