Tag Archives: social construction

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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Is the Surge in Hate Crime just due to an Increase in Reporting?

Has there been an increase in hate crime since Brexit? The Number of hate crimes reported to the police in England and Wales between 2012-13 and 2016-17 jumped by 90%, but is this because of an actual, underlying increase in … Continue reading

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The Criminals in the House of Lords

Lord Bassam, Labour’s soon to be chief whip in the House of Lords has just agreed to repay £41 000 in expenses. The peer claimed a remarkable £260 000 over seven years to cover the cost of his accommodation in … Continue reading

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News Values

News Values are general criteria such as ‘extraordinariness’, ‘negativity’ and ‘elite persons’ which journalists use to determine whether an event is newsworthy (‘worthy of inclusion in the news’). The existence of news values is one of the reasons why many sociologists view the news … Continue reading

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