Social Problems, Regulation and Control
Analysis of the construction of social problems such as crime, drug use, welfare reform, raves, identity theft, animal abuse, homelessness and sex work. Examination of the framing of problems through multiple media sources and activities (e.g. political debate, social movements, victims' families) as well as the regulation of these issues. Reflects on the gap between what objective evidence suggests we should worry about and what actually attracts our worries.