Crime and Deviance

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Box
Crimes statistics are used to criminalize the activities of the powerless class(working class). This distracts general public from the real issues of a capitalist society
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Plummer
Crime is relative from time to time, place to place, culture to culture. Also spoke about 'situational' and 'societal' deviance
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Sampson
Police concentrate their controls in poorer areas (similar view to Box)
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Fattah
Artificial factors effect crime statistic, includes; willingness of public to report crime, changes in law and new crime and opportunities
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Hood and Sparks
Self report studies show that committing one or two types of crime is a 'normal' part of growing up for most boys. Frequent law breaking is rare
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Coleman and Moynihan
The lower a persons position in the class system, the more likely they are to commit a crime
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Anna Campbell
Self report study -used to measure the extent of crime among teenage boys and girls. Found that males only admitted to 1.2 more crimes than females (different from results of CSEW)
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CSEW
National Victim survey, completed annually. Looks at experience of crime over the last 12 months. Sample - 40,000, unstructured interviews
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Isslington Crime Survey
Local Victim survey, completed twice- 1986 &1990.Looked at racist attacks and domestic violence. Showed CSEW under reported levels of victimisation of ethnic minorities and domestic violence. 1/4 of all people avoided going out after dark in fear
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Dobash and Dobash
Feminist victim survey; women's refuge who had experience domestic violence. 23% experienced before marriage but thought it showed love - blamed themselves
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Hilary and Graham
Argued that questionnaires and structured interviews give a distorted view of women's experiences. Researcher makes is difficult for women to express themselves. Participant observation and unstructured interviews should be used intsead
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Crime is relative from time to time, place to place, culture to culture. Also spoke about 'situational' and 'societal' deviance

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Police concentrate their controls in poorer areas (similar view to Box)

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Artificial factors effect crime statistic, includes; willingness of public to report crime, changes in law and new crime and opportunities

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Self report studies show that committing one or two types of crime is a 'normal' part of growing up for most boys. Frequent law breaking is rare

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