Social Distribution of Crime

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  • Created on: 20-11-16 14:34
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  • Social Distribution of Crime
    • Locality
      • Deprived areas
        • High Unemployemt
        • High level of Poverty
      • Urban areas
        • More opportunities to commit crime
      • Policing is different in rural areas to urban areas
    • Gender
      • Explanation
        • Chivarly effect
          • Treated less harshly
        • Gender  Socialisation
        • Lack of   opportunities
      • Women less likely to commit crime
        • Explanation
          • Chivarly effect
            • Treated less harshly
          • Gender  Socialisation
          • Lack of   opportunities
      • Women are increasingly committing more crime
        • Shift in attidtudes
        • Similar opportunities now
    • Class
      • Working class more likely to commit crimes
        • Over represented
      • Social bias
        • Law stricter on working class
      • Fewer  opportunities legally
      • Working class subcultures
        • Want to have status
        • Deviant norms and values
    • Ethnicity
      • Afro-Caribbeans more likely to commit crime
        • More likely to be stopped and searched
        • 5 times more likely than whites to be in prison
      • Over represented
      • Different policing
        • More likely to be stopped and searched
    • Age
      • Young people more likely to commit crime
        • Explanations
          • Peer groups
          • Subculture influences
      • Explanations
        • Peer groups
        • Subculture influences

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