Sociology Unit 1 Terms

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Anomie
A position of instability through a lack of values (within society).
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Computer crime
Crime commited through the internet, e.g. hacking to steal information.
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Conformity
To match the attitudes and expectations of society.
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Corporate crime
Crime commited by or on the behalf of a company.
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Data protection
The legal control over data.
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Indictable offence
A crime passed on to higher authorities due to its severity.
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Judiciary
A group of judges within the justice system.
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Master status
The most important characteristic of a person.
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Self report study
A study with data provided through voluntary responses.
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Social construct
A concept that people have built and therefore base their opinions around.
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Socially defined behaviour
A social role expected of a person by society.
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Social order
A system which maintains stability within society.
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White collar crime
A financially motivated crime commited by a company or buisness.
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Agenda setting
The media infulencing the issues relevent in todays society.
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Amplification
The media making something seem worse than it it (e.g. deviancy amplification).
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Broadsheet
A type of newspaper- usually large and containing more serious topics (called the 'quality press').
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Content analysis
Interpreting data found within a research.
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Convergence
The merging of media (e.g. in order to tell a story).
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Desensitised
To feel less sensative (e.g. over violence in the media).
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Digital media
Media shown through technology or on the internet.
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Folk devils
To blame someone for something they did not do. (e.g. Hussain)
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Globalisation
The process of society evolving in all aspects (e.g. technology).
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Hyper reality
A distorted version of reality due to the media.
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Hyperdermic syringe model
That the media dictates what society does (e.g. thinks, talks about...).
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Interactivity
The consumer's ability to interact with a media product.
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Mass popular culture
Media which is consumed by the majority of society.
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News value
The media values about what issues are considered or important.
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Old media
Media which reaches a limited audience (e.g. newspapers, radio...).
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New media
Media which reaches a large amount of people (e.g. media on the internet).
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Popular press
Press which is consumed by the majority of the medias audience.
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Postmodern society
The state of society after it has been modernised.
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Semilology
Interpreting signs and symbols to find a meaning.
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Social networking
To use the internet in order to socialise with others.
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Substitute hearth
The idea that the television replaced the fireplace as a focus of the living room
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Tabloid
popular newspapers generally published in a smaller format than the so called 'quality press'.
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Achieved status
A status within society that it earned through merit.
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Ascribed status
A status within society that it asigned to you at birth.
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Culture of poverty
The theory that people are poor because of their socialisation and cutural capital to their family.
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Cycle of deprivation (Poverty trap)
A cycle within a persons life which keeps people in poverty.
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Means test
Whether a family ieligible for government assistance.
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Scapegoat
A person you is blamed for all wrong doings.
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Selective benefits
Benefits given to those that a deemed to need them.
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Social mobility
To move from different statuses within society.
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Social security
Assistance from the government for people with an inaduquate income.
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Socio economic status
The overall experience (status) of a person.
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Universal benefits
Benefits given to all those in society.
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Voluntary sectors
Non- profit organisations.
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Welfare reform
Changes to the welfare state e.g. cuts in benefits
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Welfare to work
The government policy of getting people on benefits to find a job.
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