Crime keywords

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corporate crime
crimes committed by employees on behalf of the company or organisation they work for
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crime
an illegal act which is punishable by law
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deviance
behaviour which does not conform to soicety's norms and values and is likely to negative snactions, Deviance can be, but is not necessarily illegal
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folk devil
a group that is defined as a threat to society's values
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formal and informal rules
formal rules are written down. They have official status nad if caught breaking them we can be punished. informal rules are taken for granted and provide guidelines on how we are expected to behave in particular social settings
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moral panic
a media fuelled over reaction to social groups. involves the media exaggerating the extent and significance of a social problem
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scapegoating
the process of blaming an individual or group for something that is not their fault
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self-report studies
household surveys which ask respondents whether they have commited particular offences during a specified time period
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victim surveys
household based studies which ask respondents about their experiences of crime, whether they have been victims of particular offences during a specified time period and whether they reported the crimes to the police
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white collar crime
crimes commited by people in relatively high status positions during their work
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an illegal act which is punishable by law

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crime

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behaviour which does not conform to soicety's norms and values and is likely to negative snactions, Deviance can be, but is not necessarily illegal

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a group that is defined as a threat to society's values

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Card 5

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formal rules are written down. They have official status nad if caught breaking them we can be punished. informal rules are taken for granted and provide guidelines on how we are expected to behave in particular social settings

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