Sub-cultural theories


I used these notes last year and they helped get 118/120 

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I also did a videos using some of the notes:


RC = ruling class

WWC = white collar crime

CJS = criminal justice system

EMs = ethnic minorities

TNC's = transnational corporation

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Sub-cultural Theories
Define, Decode, Signpost
Criminal behaviour is an act which breaks a formal law, such as murder, whereas deviant behaviour is
that which breaks a norm. Definitions of crime and deviance are socially constructed their definitions
are culturally determined. Patterns of crime are not random, the highest rates…

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o They found little evidence of this, instead they claimed masculinity and the search for
excitement were the reason for criminal subcultures


o Establishes the city as a focal point for research into crime
o The concept of social disorganisation is statistically linked to crime
o There is evidence…


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