The Ben Kinsella Trust – A Useful Resource for Knife Crime Teaching Resources
Knife Crime statistics have remained stubbornly high over the last few years, and this is in spite of ongoing campaigns to reduce it. One such organisation which campaigns to reduce Knife Crime is the Ben Kinsella Trust, named after a teenage victim of Knife Crime from 2008. The charity has produced numerous teaching resources aimed…
Hidden Girls – A Documentary on the Exploitation of Girls in Gangs
Gangs in the UK are increasingly ‘recruiting’ very young girls, as young as 10, to hold and run drugs and weapons for them and, for the even more unfortunate, to use as sex-slaves. It seems that girls are very much the victims within gangs, as they have very little chance of moving up the gang…
What are the Impacts of Crime on Victims?
Students of A-level sociology are required to study Victimology as part of the Crime and Deviance compulsory module, which means examiners can legitimately ask them this question! What are the impacts of crime on Victims? Victim Support notes the following ways in which crime can affect victims in the short and long term: Feeling upset…
The Economic and Social Costs of Crime
This topic is an important part of the Victimology topic, which students of A-level sociology will study as part of the Crime and Deviance option in their second year of study. The Economic and Social Costs of Crime in England and Wales The Home Office produces an annual report on the Economic and Social Impacts…
Who are the Victims of Crime?
How do patterns of Victimisation vary by social class, gender, ethnicity and age? Are some people more likely to be victims of crime than others? And how do the characteristics of victims vary by different types of crime? This post has been written for students of A-level sociology studying the crime and deviance module, it…
Why do some victims not report their crimes?
This topic came up as the 6 mark question in the 2019 AQA A-Level Crime and Deviance Paper. More precisely the question was ‘outline three reasons why victims may not report crimes’ This strikes me as a very easy question, as all you need to do is identify three reasons and then state why. To…
Victimology for A-Level sociology students studying the crime and deviance option