Social class, age, gender, ethnicity and locality are significant variables in the social distribution of crime.
This video explores the impact of the former through the contrasting stories of two young while men, born on the same day in the same area of the country. The video is both a useful introduction to the relationship between class and crime and a way of highlighting methodological issues (such as identifying, controlling and measuring variables) in the study of deviance.
Key concepts covered in this video:
• Social class and peer group
• Family stability / Single parent families
• Career structure
• Present and future orientations
• Social and cultural capital