Tag Archives: Deviance

Sociological Perspectives on the Environment Protests in London

Thousands of protestors have been engaging in various acts of civil disobedience to protest the British government’s lack of action over climate change. The week’s protests culminated in up to 6000 people blocking bridges causing significant traffic disruption as well … Continue reading

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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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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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Applying material from Item A, analyse two reasons why situational crime prevention strategies may not be effective in reducing crime (10)

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Russell Brand’s Wedding Present for Harry and Meghan

A Windsor counsellor recently suggested that the homeless of Windsor should be cleared off the streets in time for Harry and Meghan’s wedding. One person (probably among many others) that’s not happy about this is Russell Brand, who pointed out … Continue reading

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The Church of Stop Shopping – A Sociological Analysis

Reverend Billy and The church of stop shopping are critical of our addiction to shopping – especially at Christmas. They suggest we are facing a ‘Shopocalypse’ – arguing that over consumption fuels the debt crisis, global warming and destroys local … Continue reading

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Meet the Natives (Sociology on T.V.)

Meet the Natives involves five people from a tropical island visiting a ‘strange land called England’, where they find many of the customs unusual. At various points throughout the video the ‘natives’ from Oceania have problems understanding British dinner rituals, … Continue reading

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Sociological Perspectives on the London Riots

The London Riots of August 2011 are a good way of introducing ‘perspectives’ on crime and deviance, as well as the strengths and limitations of studying crime using different methods. The 2011 London Riots – Background/ Context Between 6 and 10 August … Continue reading

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