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Deviance
Behaviour that does not conform to the dominant norms of a specific society
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Anomie
A situation where large numbers of people fail to follow the generally accepted norms and values
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Chivalry thesis
The belief that the police and courts are easier on women because they are male dominated
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Crime
Behaviour that breaks the law
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White collar crime
Criminal acts committed by middle class people in the course of their work
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Corporate crime
Carried out by executive of organisation to increase profit and can include activities such as selling harmful products
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Agent of social control
An individual or group that is responsible for ensuring members of society conform to socially acceptable behaviour
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British crime survey
A victim survey conducted annually by a team of researchers at the home office
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Capitalist society
An economic system where the production of goods is organised for profit and sold to a free market
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Cctv
A television system often used for surveillance
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Dark figure of crime
The amount of crime that doesn’t not appear in statistics
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Indictable offences
Serious crimes where if a person is found guilty they are likely to go to prison
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Institutional racism
Where the structure and practices of an organisation such as the police lead to a group being discriminated
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Lad ette
A young woman who behaves in a crude manner and engages in heavy drinking sessions
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Official crime statistics
The way crime is officially measured based on statistics collected by the home office
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Peer group pressure
Where someone is influenced by their group of friends to behave in a certain way
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Recorded crime
Crime that is recorded by the police
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Reported crime
Crime that is reported to the police
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Self fulfilling prophecy
This is where people who are labelled and begin to believe their label and behave as such making the label true
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Self report study
Surveys of the public which ask them to confess to crime they have committed but for which they have not been caught
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Socially constructed
Views of what is criminal or deviant behaviour are influenced by the values and norms of society we live in.they are defined by society
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Socially defined behaviour
Behaviour that is thought of as natural but is actually a product of cultural expectations
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Sub culture
A group with its own set of values and ways of behaviour which are distinctive from the generally accepted cultural values of society
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Surveillance
Is the monitoring of the behaviour of people and objects within society
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Validity
Data is valid ignore it gives a true picture of what is being studied
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Victim surveys
Surveys of the public which ask them to report any crime they have experienced whether or not they have reported them
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A situation where large numbers of people fail to follow the generally accepted norms and values

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Anomie

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The belief that the police and courts are easier on women because they are male dominated

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Behaviour that breaks the law

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Criminal acts committed by middle class people in the course of their work

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