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Remember:
You have to revise everything, because
you have no choice on the exam paper.




The specification
1 Different theories of crime, deviance, social order and social control
Different definitions of crime, deviance, social order and social…

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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,…

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of suicide.




The Exam Format

Choose one Section and answer all the questions from that Section.

Section A: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

You are advised to spend approximately 45 minutes on Questions 1 and…

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Item A

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…

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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,…

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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.…

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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)
becomes…

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