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  • Decline of a moral panic. A social psychological and socio-legal examination of the current status of Satanism.
    Reichert, Jenny, and James T. Richardson (2012)
    Nova religio 16:2: 47-63.

    In reviewing legal cases, sees less indiscriminate bias against Satanism over time.

    Associated Search Terms: Satanist, U.S.A.; Moral panic; Law; Anti-cult movement
  • Satanism in America: An Update.
    Richardson, James T., Jenny Reichert, and Valerie Lykes (2009)
    Social Compass 56:4: 552-563.

    Cites factors that lessened the moral panic over Satanism in the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Satanist, U.S.A.; Moral panic
  • Supernatural Support Groups: Who are the UFO Abductees and Ritual-abuse Survivors?
    Bader, Christopher D. (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific study of Religion 42:4: 669-678.

    Compares the demographics of members of support groups of alleged UFO abductions & Satanic ritual abuse, with those of other populations. The support groups are most comparable to participants in new religious movements.

    Associated Search Terms: UFO cult; Satanist, U.S.A.
  • The Modern Satanistic Scare in America.
    Shupe, Anson D., Jr. (1998)
    In Michael A. Fuss (ed.) Rethinking Religious Movements. Rome: Pontifical Gregorian University Research Centre in Culture and Religions, pp. 365-380.

    Associated Search Terms: Satanist, U.S.A.
  • Fundamentalist Religion and the Moral Crusade against Satanism: The Social Construction of Deviant Behavior.
    Victor, Jeffrey S. (1994)
    Deviant Behavior 15:3: 305-334.

    Based on interviews, participant observation, & other methods in the Jamestown, New York, area.

    Associated Search Terms: Satanist; Symbolic interactionism; Moral crusade; Deviance/social control; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.
  • Satanism in Contemporary America: Establishment or Underground?
    Taub, Diane E., and Lawrence D. Nelson (1993)
    Sociological Quarterly 34:3: 523-541.

    Notes a continuum of satanist groups in the U.S., ranging from the relatively conventional to the "underground" satanists.

    Associated Search Terms: Satanist, U.S.A.
  • Satanic Panic:The Creation of a Contemporary Legend.
    Victor, Jeffrey S. (1993)
    Chicago: Open Court.

    Discusses origins of unsubstantiated claims of a wide network of violent satanic cults in the U.S.

    Associated Search Terms: Rumor; Satanist, U.S.A.
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