Sociology- Who commits crime?

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  • Who commits Crime?
    • Crime and Social Class
      • Studies suggest that if you are from a working class background you are more likely to commit crime.
        • Socialization- Children develop the norms and values of their parents. Therefore a child from a working class background would have different norms and values than a children from a upper lcass background.
        • Children from working class backgrounds may also experience material deprivation which may influence them to turn to crime.
        • Anomie- if a society fails provide enough ways for people to be successful  then they will feel frustrated and possibly turn to crime.
        • Education- working class youths are more likely to fail at school and be in the bottom streams
    • Crime and Location
      • Rural surveys suggests that crime does not only exist in urban areas but the nature of the ctimes being commmited is different.
      • Inner city areas may have more pubs and clubs which means that the area is likely to be more havliy policed and therefore more crime is detected, reported and recorded for these areas.
    • Crime and Age
      • Statistics suggest that most people receiving a criminal conviction will be between 14 and 14 years of age.
    • Crime and Gender
      • Statistics show that men commit more crimes than women. in 2006, male offenders in England and whales outnumbered female offenders by more than four to one.
        • Social control- Men may contrain women in their  lives often enforcing them into family- centred roles.
        • Chivalry thesis- There is a common belief that the male dominated police and courts are easier on women..
        • Oppertunity to commit crime- in adloesence . girls are more likely to be confined to the home and subject to greater parental supervision.
        • In accurate statistics- statistics that show that males commit more crime than females could be a reflection of the labeling of male youths by the police.
        • Different Socialisation- Boys are more likely to be brought up with the Values of toughness and agression.
    • Crime and Ethnicity
      • Statistics tend to suggest that Afro-carrabiean males and Asian males are over represented in the prison population.
  • Inner city areas may have more pubs and clubs which means that the area is likely to be more havliy policed and therefore more crime is detected, reported and recorded for these areas.

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Tabbzzee


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