I hate to sleep. For me it is the burden of my day. If I can, I like to stay up late and get up early. If I happened to stumble across a magic lamp and a genie popped out, (do you imagine the genie from Aladdin?) one of my obligatory three wishes would be … More Tweeting Towards Immortality
We all do it, don’t we? Compare ourselves to others? Whether it be to make ourselves feel better or to use someone’s skill or knowledge as a yard stick to live upto. Or is it just me? I think we all feel influenced in many ways by others and it’s through this that we look … More Who Do You Compare Yourself To?
Christmas is fast approaching. And before we know it, the kids will opening the first window in their advent calendars eager to begin the countdown until good ol’ Santa comes down the chimney with gifts…for all the good boys and girls of course! Christmas has always been a special time of year in Bollington. A … More Christmas Decorations Throughout Bollington!
When we want to know the stories of events that happen nationally and around the world we switch on the news. These news stories consist of heroism, politics, tragedy, health, sports and terrorism etc. More recently, the Turkey terror attacks in which more than 90 lives were lost is the latest chapter in the history of terror. … More The Route to Evil: A Blank Slate or Determined Route
It has been argued at great lengths that the ASBO was a waste of time, money and effort. It has been heavily criticized that ASBO’s were not a deterrent to youth. In some parts of society an ASBO was heralded a “Badge of Honour” in which youths actively pursued Anti-Social Behaviour to be awarded an … More Youth & Media Part 4: ASBO. A Badge Of Honour or The Key To The Criminal Justice System?
Need your car cleaned and haven’t got time to do it? Every 2 weeks down at The Recreation Ground in Bollington, a Car Wash service is run. This is in partnership with Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC aka Probation service), The Bridgend Centre and The Friends of The Bollington Recreation Ground. … More Car Wash @ The Rec, Bollington
Using the three processes of Moral Panic (mentioned in Part 2), how did this generate and grow throughout a nation? Massive interest in crime and criminals is not just a recent phenomenon. This has been demonstrated throughout history from other subcultures such as Mods, Rockers, Skin Heads and Punks. All of whom were categorized as … More Youth & Media Part 3: How The Media Created The ASBO Culture
There are three classical process in which the media employ to create what Cohen referred to as a Moral Panic. It is described as “an exaggerated reaction, from the media, the police and the wider public, to the activities of particular social groups. These processes have stood the test of time and proved to be … More Youth & Media Part 2: The Three Processes To Create A Moral Panic
This 4 part report will be investigating whether the Media’s subjective interpretation of Anti-Social Behaviour makes it easier to demonise the Youth of England and Wales. It will focus on the “news worthiness” of Anti-Social Behaviour within the press in England and Wales and how the Media can twist and contort stories to create a … More Youth & Media Part 1: The Graffiti On The Mosaic Of A “So-called” Civilised Society