CRIME AND DEVIANCE

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crime
behaviour that breaks the law
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Deviance
Behavior that doesn't conform to the norms of society
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Socially defined behaviour
thought of as natural but is about cultural expectations
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official crime statistics
the way crime is measured, based on information collected by the home office..
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Victim surveys
surveys of public which ask them to report the crimes they have experienced despite if they have reported them or not.
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self-report survey
survey of the population which ask them to confess to crimes they have committed but not been caught for.
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reproted crime
crime which has been reported to the police.
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Recorded crime
crime recorded by the police, this is because not all crime is recorded.
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valdiilty
data is valid if shows a true picture of what is being studied.
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Dark figure crime
a large amount of a type of crime which has never been shown in the crime statistics.
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British crime survey
victim survey done on people by a team of researchers at the Home Office. The BCS measures the amount of crime in England and wales and crimes they've experienced in the year
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socially constructed
views of what is crime and deviant behavior is influenced by the values and norms of society we live in.
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Functionalism
an approach in sociology that seeks to explain the existence of social structures by the role they preform for society as a whole
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Peer group pressure
a group of people the same age who pressurizers someone to behave in a particular way.
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Sub-culture
a group with a set of values and ways of behaving which are a different form from the accepted cultural values of society.
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Capitalist society
Economic system where the making of goods is organised for the profit and sold to the free market.
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Surveillance
monitoring the behavior of people and object within society
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CCTV
a television system usually used for surveillance
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police
agents of sociaol control with the power to make sure everyone doesnt break the law.
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ASBO
an orer made by the cort against a person who has shown to be part of anti social behaviour e.g. drinking on streets
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Chivalary thesis
The belief that the the police and courts are male dominated and easier on women
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Ladette
a young women who behaves in a crude manner and attends heavy drinking sessions.
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injustice
when a person accused of crime when they are not guuilty.
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institutional racism
when everyday practices and procedures of a no organisation criticise the race, ethnicity of someone e.g. the police lead to discirmination against ethnic groups.
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Anomie
a situation where loads of people fale to follow accepted values, instead follow a numbe rof deviant forms of behaviour e.g. theft.
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White collar crime
Criminal acts committed by middle class people in comparison to there work,
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identity of theft
misappropriation of the identity (such as the address, DOB etc) of another person without their knowledge or consent. These identity details are then use to get goods and services in that persons name.
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indictable offences
serious crimes genrally crimes which people are sent to prison for because they are found guilty.
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non-indictiable offences
less serious crimes such as parking on the yellow lines.
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Behavior that doesn't conform to the norms of society

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Deviance

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thought of as natural but is about cultural expectations

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the way crime is measured, based on information collected by the home office..

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surveys of public which ask them to report the crimes they have experienced despite if they have reported them or not.

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