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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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Contemporary Sociology: The Parsons Green Tube Bomber

The Tube Bomber: A “Duty” to Hate Britain? The case of Ahmed Hassan, the 18 year old Iraqi asylum seeker who planted a homemade bomb onto a London tube train in September 2017, injuring 51 people is a good candidate … Continue reading

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Why has Police Recorded Crime Doubled in Three Years?

The number of violent crimes and sex offences recorded by police in England and Wales have more than doubled in the last four years. This is an excellent article by the BBC summarising this trend, with a pretty shocking embedded … Continue reading

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Contemporary sociology: how should we tackle the increase in knife crime?

knife crime in London seems to be increasing rapidly, but how would left and right realists tackle this? Or is this all just a moral panic? Continue reading

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