Category Archives: Social Policies

Environmental Crime Prevention – Definition, Examples and Evaluation

Environmental Crime Prevention strategies include formal and informal social control measures which try to clamp down on anti-social behaviour and prevent an area from deteriorating. They emphasises the role of formal control measures (the police) much more than situational crime … Continue reading

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Crime Prevention and Control Strategies

This summary sheet defines and gives examples of situational crime prevention, environmental crime prevention and social/ community crime prevention strategies Situational Crime Prevention Includes strategies which focus on the specific point at which potential victims and criminals come together, making … Continue reading

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Sociological Perspectives applied to Social Policy

Social policy refers to the actions governments take in order to influence society, or to the actions opposition parties and ‘social movements’ (Marxism and Feminism) propose to do if they were to gain power. The barriers to certain social policies … Continue reading

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Social Policy and Sociology Summary

Social Policy may be defined as actions the government carries out, or actions political parties propose to do,  in order to exert an influence over a specific area of social life, such as education, the family, or society more generally – … Continue reading

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Sociological Perspectives on Social Policy

Social policy refers to the actions governments take in order to influence society, or to the actions opposition parties and ‘social movements’ (think Marxism and Feminism) propose to do if they were to gain power. This topic basically involves looking … Continue reading

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Sociological Perspectives on Social Policy and the Family

The Functionalist View of Social Policy and The Family Functionalists see society as built on harmony and consensus (shared values), and free from conflicts. They see the state as acting in the interests of society as a whole and its … Continue reading

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Social Policy and The Family

How do social policies affect family life? This post defines social policy and then examines the 1969 Divorce Act, Maternity and Paternity Acts, the Civil Partnership Act and Child Benefit policies. It should be obvious how these are likely to … Continue reading

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How do Social Policies Affect Family Life?

A short video I put together covering policies such as the One Child Policy, Welfare Benefits and Child Protection Laws

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Assess Sociological Perspectives on Vocational Education (20)

Evaluations in italics! Vocational Education refers to teaching people the specific knowledge and skills to prepare them for a particular career. Vocational Education can either be on the job training – such as with apprenticeships, or courses focused on a … Continue reading

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New Labour and Education Policy

There are three main strands to New Labour’s Education Policies – Raising standards – which essentially meant building on what the New Right had done previously Increasing diversity and choice within education Improving equality of opportunity 1. New Labour Policies … Continue reading

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