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Social Policy
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KEY TERMS
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Destitution

Lacking the minimum resources necessary for food, clothing and housing

Empirical Sociology

Research based on first-hand investigation

Plural

The fact that British society is now composed of a number of different cultures

Realist Sociology
A term used for sociologists…

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Rejects the idea that sociological research can help

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FUNCTIONALISM
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Comte and Durkheim
The state serves the interests of society producing rational policies for good
The sociologists role is to investigate social problems scientifically

Criticism
Marxism
- Educational policies are defeating by the influence of…

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Sociologists should be involved in researching social problems and making policy
recommendations
The Black Report on class inequalities in health made 37 recommendations
The Conservative government refused to publish findings on grounds of cost

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