Understanding the power of fallacies, myths and lies
Dysology is the study of orthodox bias, academic blind spots, irrationality, pseudo scholarship and fraud influencing bad social science research, bad science, bad policymaking, quackery, counterknowledge, 'voodoo histories', 'voodoo criminology' 'flat earth news' and other ignorance.
Many criminologists, 'crime scientists', national and local government departments and police forces believe that Marcus Felson's notion of crime opportunity shows that such 'opportunity' is a cause of crime. In fact Felson’s causal notion of crime opportunity is simply a truism masquerading as causality.
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Neither Cohen nor Young coined the phrase and concept of 'moral panic'