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SCLY 4: Crime and Deviance with [CRIME AND DEVIANCE REVISION]
Methods in Context
2 The social distribution of crime and deviance by age, ethnicity, gender, locality and
social class, including recent patterns and trends in crime
Study of statistics and other evidence on the social distribution of crime by age, ethnicity,
gender, locality and social class, including recent patterns and trends
Issues related to and explanations of the social distribution of crime and deviance by age:
juvenile delinquency and youth crime
Issues related to and…read more

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SCLY 4: Crime and Deviance with [CRIME AND DEVIANCE REVISION]
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of suicide.
The Exam Format
Choose one Section and answer all the questions from that Section.…read more

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SCLY 4: Crime and Deviance with [CRIME AND DEVIANCE REVISION]
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Situational crime prevention (SCP) involves intervening in the immediate situations in which
crime takes place to reduce its likelihood or seriousness. It often involves `designing crime out' of
products, services and environments, for example by use of anticlimb paint, CCTV and security
guards in shops, better street lighting, metal detectors at airports, neighbourhood watch
schemes andthe redesigning of housing estates.…read more

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SCLY 4: Crime and Deviance with [CRIME AND DEVIANCE REVISION]
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Some sociologists argue that much youthful criminal activity, such as vandalism, shoplifting,
street crime and excessive drug use, can best be understood as motivated by thrillseeking
through risktaking or `edge work'. For example, as Katz (1988) argues, shoplifting can be seen
as a thrilling and gratifying adventure, whose `buzz' can be more important than any need by the
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SCLY 4: Crime and Deviance with [CRIME AND DEVIANCE REVISION]
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1. Crime & deviance is functional
Durkheim believed that a certain amount of crime and deviance could be seen as positive for
society.
Necessary to generate social change innovation only comes about if old ideas are challenged.
Helps to clarify the boundaries of acceptable behaviour following social reactions to deviance.
Creates social integration as it bonds society together against criminals.
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crime and deviance. This suggests that Durkheim's ideas have made a major
contribution to the study of crime and deviance.
Weaknesses
It is not clear at what point the "right" amount of crime (necessary and beneficial)
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