Summary paper

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Summarize the main points in using your own words. This assignment should be formatted according to APA standards. For more information on APA citation, please see  at UNLV Libraries.
Reading 1A: McCorkle, R. C., & Miethe, T. D. (1998). The political and organizational response to gangs: An examination of a moral panic in Nevada. Justice quarterly, 15(1), 41-64.
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Make sure to address the following points in your summary:

What is a moral panic? Try to define this term in your own words.
According to the authors, was the response by law enforcement to the perceived increase in gang activity warranted? Expand on this.
Who benefited from the perception of increased gang activity? (Hint: more than one entity benefited.)
Who was negatively impacted by this moral panic? What were the ramifications?

This assignment is worth 5 points.  This assignment should be around 1-2 pages double-spaced (excluding the reference page and cover page). Your submission should be organized and free from typos or grammatical errors. Make sure to use 12-point Times New Roman font for this assignment.