Sociology Crime flashcards

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  • Created on: 06-10-18 17:57
Agencies of social control
These are institutions which influence and control the behaviour of people in mainstream society and enforce norms and values. These can be split into FORMAL: police, government, court system, prisons INFORMAL: media, education, our families etc
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Antisocial behaviour
behaviour or actions that is below the norms and values of society eg. violence towards other people.
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Chivalry thesis
the theory that women are less likely to be prosecuted than men, or will be treat by police/judges more leniently because women are believed to be less likely to commit crimes. This theory can explain why women are underepresented in statistics.
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Proletariat
A Marxist term used to refer to the working class.
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Bourgeoisie
A Marxist term used to refer to the upper class.
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Under Class
A term used by the New Right to refer to people who depend on the state and benefits. They are described to be under the social hierachy.
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Corporate crime
Crime which is committed by companies or individuals within companies.
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Dark figure of crime
The crimes which are not recorded or included in official crime statistics, making them unreliable. These crimes may not be included because; the victim chose not to report it, the police may not have recorded it etc.
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Collective consciousness
the shared belief and values that binds communities together and regulates individual behaviour.
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Blue collar crime
eg. street crimes. This is seen as a working class crime.
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White collar crime
Crimes commited by upper class eg. corporations
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State crime
State Crime is commited by a country collectively eg. genocide, halocaust etc.
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behaviour or actions that is below the norms and values of society eg. violence towards other people.

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Antisocial behaviour

Card 3

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the theory that women are less likely to be prosecuted than men, or will be treat by police/judges more leniently because women are believed to be less likely to commit crimes. This theory can explain why women are underepresented in statistics.

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Card 4

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A Marxist term used to refer to the working class.

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Card 5

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A Marxist term used to refer to the upper class.

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