Tag: Crime and Deviance

  • The Functionalist Perspective on Crime and Deviance

    Functionalists argue crime is beneficial for society. For example it can improve social integration and social regulation and is necessary for social change.

  • Sociological Theories of Crime and Deviance – A Very Brief Overview

    A brief summary table covering structural and action, consensus and conflict, and modern and post-modern perspectives on crime and deviance. Not sure how well it will cut and paste mind! Students will obviously need to know more than this, but it’s still important to review the basics from time to time to check your understanding…

  • Sensationalisation of Crime in the Media

    The selection of dramas below is a good illustration of just how much the media sensationalises crime – Crime drama seems to make up huge percentage of the BBC’s output – and all of the recent dramas above focus on the most horrific crimes – kidnapping and murder seem to be the most popular. Many…