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The cost of organised crime is now greater than the cost of terrorism, according to the National Crime Agency, according to this BCC News report. Organised crime involves international gangs who traffic people and drugs and engage in cyber crime. … Continue reading

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Why is Crime Increasing Again?

The latest crime figures show an increase in the overall number of crimes committed in England and Wales, for the year ending March 2018. The overall numbers of crimes have increased from approximately 5.8 million in 2016-17 to 6 million … Continue reading

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Britain’s recent involvement in torture – a good example of a ‘state crime’

Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee It’s been 15 years since allegations first emerged of Britain’s involvement in the torture of those suspected of the 9/11 terror attacks, and earlier this month (July 2018) an official report has finally been released … Continue reading

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How I would’ve answered the AQA A level sociology crime and deviance with theory and methods exam, June 2018

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Sociology Crime and Deviance Research Project, Summer Term 2018

This my very simply ‘research’ project task for summer timetable 2018. I’m experimenting with going back to a very open ended project! Continue reading

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Applying material from Item C and your knowledge, evaluate the view that conflict approaches are more useful than consensus approaches to our understanding of society (20)

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Evaluate the usefulness of functionalist approaches in understanding crime and deviance (30)

This is an example of a 25/30 answer to the above question, as marked by the AQA. In the pictures below, I’ve highlighted all of the candidate’s evaluations in red to show you the balance of knowledge and evaluation required … Continue reading

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Analyse two ways in which deviant subcultures may respond to the difficulties of achieving mainstream goals (10)

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Outline and explain two advantages of choosing overt participant observation as a source of data compared with covert participant observation (10)

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Outline and explain two arguments against the view that sociology is a science (10)

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