There are also significant criticisms against the shams and fake morality of the period which is suggested by the phrase the Victorian morality. The realities concerning prostitutes and other moral evils of the period also help one realize the true nature of the Victorian society. However, the period is more important for the development of a new youth culture and British youth movements which gave priority to new codes of conduct and rules of living.
Therefore, the values of the Victorian society are closely associated with the youth culture, popular music and the moral panics concerning the youth. The youth culture of the Victorian society was also connected with the class system and youth movements of the period. In an investigation of the sociological history of the Victorian Britain, one comes to comprehend the factors which contributed to youth culture and moral panics concerning youth in the period. Moral panic concerning youth has become a major topic in the modern times, though it was started in the Victorian period. “It is widely acknowledged that this is the age of the moral panic… In one sense moral panics are nothing new. For a century and more there have been panics over crime, and the activities of ‘youth’ in particular have often been presented as potentially immoral and a threat to the established way of life.” (Thompson, 1) Therefore, moral panics concerning youth in the Victorian period have been a central topic of discussion in the sociological perspective of history and this paper undertakes a reflective analysis of the youth culture, music, and moral panics concerning youth in the Victorian Britain from the point of view of history.
In the modern studies on moral panics, no other age group is more closely linked with it than the youth and the Victorian Society’s