Moral panic in alcohol motivated crimes and violence has hit society and due to cases of violence taking place, it has sowed a seed of a moral panic in the minds of the citizens such that alcohol consumption is again questioned even within limits. To add valid evidence, Leonard (2001) states that alcohol is found to be the reason or being consumed in almost 25-50% of the violent crime taking place. This and other research links alcohol consumption with the crime rates of violence, calling for strong measures from the government tin terms of policy formulations, interventions, severe punishments, and mulling the idea of restricting the consumption over a limit or to a specific time period.
Ethnic violence of the Cronulla riots is a fresh incident, which is a reminder to all about the mixed culture of the country. Two off duty lifesavers were assaulted by few Middle Eastern young guys who followed a retribution action from white Australian men to attack Middle Eastern looking men in various regions, which in turn followed a reverse attack (Collins, 2005). This event had a significant racial element which motivated the violence, and had it been of the same ethnicity, it could have been saved earlier. Poynting, Noble and Tabar (2001) assert that racial elements when added to the socioeconomic differentiation and social aspects of communities, it has a dangerous potential to become a violent event and further into a moral panic. The reason that it becomes a moral panic is because such events where race is the prime motivator of violence and retribution, it can have detrimental and irreparable damages on the youth and could ruin their complete future. There could be a heightened fear about races, especially the Middle Eastern race, and can degrade the relationships that are thought to be mutually beneficially. The impacts of such violence are the main reason of why the incidents come to be called as a moral panic.