Publications

Research articles

Cree, V.E. (forthcoming 2015) ‘‘Khaki fever’ during the First World War: a historical analysis of social work’s approach towards young women, sex and moral danger’, British Journal of Social Work. First published online November 19, 2015 doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcv103 (16 pages)

Clapton, V.E. and Cree, V.E. (forthcoming 2015) ‘Communicating Concern or Making Claims?: The 2012 Press Releases of UK Child Welfare and Protection Agencies’, Journal of Social Work

Cree, V.E., Smith, M. and Clapton, G. (2015) ‘Standing up to Complexity: Researching Moral Panics in Social Work’, European Journal of Social Work First published online: 16 September 2015, doi:10.1080/13691457.2015.1084271

Cree, V.E., Clapton, G. and Smith, M. (2014) ‘Moral Panics, Jimmy Savile and Social Work: a 21st century morality tale’, Discover Society.Issue 4 http://www.discoversociety.org/moral-panics-jimmy-savile-and-social-work-a-21st-century-morality-tale/

Revisiting Moral Panics – hardback volume

Gender and Family – byte

Childhood and Youth – byte

The state – byte

Moral regulation – byte

Piper, H. (2014) Touch, Fear, and Child Protection: immoral panic and immoral crusade
Power and Education, Volume 6 number 3

Phillips, R. and Cree, V.E.(2014) ‘What does the ‘Fourth Wave’ mean for teaching feminism in 21st century social work?’, Social Work Education International Journal, 1-14 doi:10.1080/02615479.2014.885007

Smith, M. and Cree, V.E. (2014) Social work and pornography. Some ethical considerations, Ethics & Social Welfare, doi:10.1080/17496535.2014.889735

Time to be heard: Interrogating the Scottish Government’s response to historical child abuse
Mark Smith, Cree, Viviene E. Cree, Gary Clapton

Moral panics and social work: Towards a sceptical view of UK child protection
Gary Clapton, Viviene E. Cree and Mark Smith

The Presentation of Child Trafficking in the UK: An Old and New Moral Panic?
Viviene E. Cree, Gary Clapton, and Mark Smith

Clapton, G., Cree, V.E. and Smith, M. (2013) ‘Moral Panics, Claims-Making and Child Protection in the UK’, British Journal of Social Work, doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bct061


Blog from Open Democracy

Child trafficking: what are we really talking about?

Blog from Community Care

Feminism in social work: revisiting how we work with men


Recent posts on the ESRC Moral Panics Seminar Series Blog

Moral panics and the importance of staying unfinished

The Rotherham Inquiry – An Alternative View

Lunatics taking over asylums

The Lives of Others

A truly anti-oppressive practice?

Jimmy Savile and social work – a 21st century morality tale

Is there ever a good moral panic?

Moral entrepreneurs, ‘radical reform’ and factoids

‘Myths and Facts for Schools’ about touch, abuse, and panic: is the tide turning at last?

Moral Panics, Internet Radicalisation and the Woolwich Murder

Operation Yewtree: More Heat than Light

A personal reflection on the ‘Jimmy Savile affair’

How do you solve a problem like Maria?

Making a moral panic—welfare reform, racism and ‘feral families’ in New Zealand: Doing the work of the state?

Beware of being seen near children or animals, even when they are your own (if you are a man)

Keep Calm and Carry on. Or Why BASW Must Stop Escalating Fears and Anxieties

Policing sex: social work, sex and young people

Moral Panics, Internet Radicalisation and the Woolwich Murder

I’ve always been a feminist but…

Race, gender, class: The ‘bad mother’ and child abuse in media reporting

Moral panic? – Seminar examines the anxieties we have for our children today

Teachers and Sports Coaches up there with Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall

The problem with demonising others…

Seminar: Moral Panics and Children and Youth

Chetham’s School of Music child protection report horror: “pupils report that they are happy and feel safe and secure in the school”

Moral panics as a Trojan horse for social control of the underclass

Moral panics – whose tune is being played?

Ow’s about that then!? – reflections on the Savile scandal

Daring to diverge: the othering of deviant discourse

Panicking over the past

Moral Panics and Social Work: towards a sceptical view of UK child protection

Moral Panics for the 21st Century

‘The past is a foreign country…’

Operation Yewtree: More Heat than Light

A ‘Good’ Moral Panic?

A Panic For Our Times?

A personal reflection on the ‘Jimmy Savile affair’