Crime and

Deviance
 
Deviance and Social Control


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Basic Concepts
Contents include:
Definitions of crime and deviance.
Types of deviance (including societal and situational, culpable and non-culpable).
Operationalising the concept of deviance.
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Introduction To Deviance: David Keir
Designed to be, in the author's words, "a very gentle introduction" to the AQA Deviance and Social Control synoptic module, the focus of this illustrated booklet is on identifying, defining and explaining a range of introductory concepts relating to deviance. The format combines informative notes with brief exercises and extensive synoptic links.
Contents include:
Defining deviance;
Types (formal and informal);
Social control (formal and informal);
Conflict and consensus policing;
Social sanctions.
 
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Social Distribution of Crime
Contents include:

Patterns of crime according to region, age, gender and class.
Official statistics and British Crime Surveys.
Explanations for the social distribution of crime.
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Non-Sociological Theories
Contents include:

The difference between Genetic, Biological and Psychological theories of crime and deviance. Lombroso’s theory of crime. Eysenck’s theory of crime based around extrovert personalities. The concept of incorrect socialisation. Sociological criticisms of non-sociological theories of crime and deviance. Methodological observations.
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Functionalist Theories
Contents include:

Overview of Functionalist perspective;
Durkheim and the functions of crime;
Merton and Strain Theory.
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Ecological Theories
Contents include:
General introduction to classical ecological theories:
Concentric Zones;
Cultural Transmission;
Differential Association.
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Subcultural Theories
Contents include:

Overview of (Functionalist) subcultural theories:
Reactive subcultures;
Independent subcultures.
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Interactionist Theories
Contents include:
Introduction to Interactionism;
The "I" and the "Me";
Delinquency and Drift;
Labelling theory.
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The Social Construction of Crime
I get lots of requests for information on deviancy amplification, so here it is, neatly bundled with context material about Interactionist perspectives on crime and deviance. As a bonus I've also included a section on postmodern criminology. The material is taken from the published version of A2 Sociology for AQA and it's designed to meet the requirements of the 2006 AQA Specification (although it's going to be equally applicable to the new (2008) AQA Specification).
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Orthodox Marxism and Crime
Contents include:
An outline of Marxist conflict theory as a distinct sociological perspective;
Discussion of the way "Orthodox" or "Traditional" Marxism has examined the nature of crime and deviance; Concepts of power and ideological controls.
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Radical Criminology
Contents include:
Taylor, Walton and Young's principles of a "fully social theory of deviance";
The relationship between the social structure of Capitalist society and crime;
Radical criticisms of Functionalist and Interactionist theories of deviance;
Examples of Radical Criminological studies.
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Radical Criminology origins
Contents include:
An overview of the theoretical origins of Radical Criminology as they can be related to Instrumental forms of Marxist analysis.
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Radical Criminology Applied
Contents include:
An outline of the way Radical Criminology's "fully social theory of deviance" can be applied to understand some forms of sex crime.
This file is based on an article by Soothill and Grover (not included for copyright reasons).
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Right Realism
Contents include:

An overview and evaluation of Right Realism;
Control theory;
Situational theory.
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left Realism
Contents include:

An overview of Left Realism and its criticism of conventional and radical forms of criminology;
The relative validity of official crime statistics;
The relationship between concepts of subculture, relative deprivation and political marginalisation.
 
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Youth Subcultures 1
Contents include:

The concept of "youth";
Early theories of youth deviance;
Functionalist theories of youth cultures.
 
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Youth Subcultures 2
Contents include:
Functionalist theories of youth subcultures;
Marxist perspectives on youth subcultures; Semiological analyses of youth subcultures;
Interactionist perspectives and beyond...
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Suicide 1
Contents include:

Overview of Durkheim's explanation of suicide (including methodological outline);
Positivist explanations of suicide.
 
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Suicide 2
Contents include:
Interactionist and positivist critiques of Durkheim;
Interactionist explanations of suicide.
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New Left Realism

Contents include:
A simple outline of the "3-cornered approach" to understanding crime and deviance.
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Approaches to Deviance
Contents include:
The basic features of correctional criminological and labelling approaches to crime and deviance are identified and compared.
 
 
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Globalisation and Transnational Crime (part 1)
The 2009 AQA Specification has a new section on *Globalisation and Crime in Contemporary Society* and this involves looking at the concept of *transnational crime*. This PowerPoint presentation focuses on examples of *conventional forms of crime facilitated by globalisation*, including *trafficking, counterfeiting* and *intellectual property rights*. The slides are designed to provide "background examples" of conventional transnational crimes that can be elaborated by teachers within the classroom.
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Organised Crime (Part 3)
If you prefer to use PowerPoint rather than video, then this, Part 3 of the Organised Crime series, is the one for you. It deals with Economic Market models and differs marginally from the video in that it has no filmed inserts and some of the accompanying text has been omitted.

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PowerPoint 2010
Crime and Deviance: Theories

This series of PowerPoint-based presentations covers a range of popular A-level Crime and Deviance theories.

Each presentation combines text, graphics, audio and video clips as a means of delivering interesting and accessible content to both teachers and students.

Suggested uses include revision or as a basic overview teachers can use as a starting-point for further elaboration.


Available Presentations:

1. Functionalist Theories (current version 1.2):
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2. New Right (current version 1.1):
Online | PowerPoint version available on the Crime Channel

3. Interactionism (current version 1.1):
Online | PowerPoint version available on the Crime Channel

Notes:
1. For technical reasons (some of the transition and video display capabilities of PowerPoint do not translate directly into Html5) some functionality in the online  version is slightly different to the PowerPoint version.
2. The PowerPoint file for this version is around 50mb and for most users it's probably best to download the presentation rather than open it online.
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Functionalist Perspectives on Deviance
This extensive PowerPoint presentation outlines a range of Functionalist theories of deviance:
Durkheim: Functions of crime;
Hirschi: Bonds of attachment;
Merton: Social structure and anomie;
Structural and subcultural theories;
Cohen: The delinquent subculture;

Cloward and Ohlin: Delinquency and opportunity;
Murray: The underclass.
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Corporate Hierarchy

Organised Crime (Part 1)

The first part (of four) short videos dealing with sociological models of transnational organised crime (Corporate Hierarchy, Network Structure, Economic Markets and Clans).

In Part 1 the key organisational elements of Corporate Hierarchy models are identified, illustrated  and evaluated.




Network Structure

Organised Crime (Part 2)

In the second (of four) short videos looking at sociological models of transnational organised crime (Corporate Hierarchies, Network Structures, Economic Markets and Clans) the idea of a Network Structure is outlined and explained.





Economic Markets

Organised Crime (Part 3)

The third part of what "they" are (incorrectly) calling "the best organised crime trilogy since The Godfather" (there are actually four films in the series!) outlines, illustrates and evaluates Market Models of transnational organised crime.





clans

Organised Crime (Part 4)

The final part in the series outlines and evaluates the concept of Clan structures.

If you'd like all four parts as one complete video (YouTube has a 15 minute limit) you can get it through a subscription to the Crime and Deviance Channel.





Organised Crime
The full version

Organised Crime (Parts 1 - 4)

 If you want to show the whole thing in one, 20-minute, orgy of crime then this is now possible using the magic of YouTube allowing People Like Me(tm) the very special privilege of uploading videos longer than 15 minutes...

 Textbook  
A2 Sociology For AQA - Digital Download Okay, you've had a look through the free stuff - there's plenty of it after all. Perhaps there's a bit too much? Maybe you're the kind of girl or guy who likes things a little more structured avec, peutetre, a little more  je n c'est quoi? (as I didn't say when failing GCSE French four times).

Well, fret not mon ami because A2 Sociology For AQA is just what you're looking for (presupposing you're looking for an A2 textbook with full coverage of the Crime and Deviance unit - if you're looking for a copy of Nuts, Zoo or Elle then I'm afraid you're out of luck).

What more can I say to convince you? How about, "It's a work of undiluted genius" or "You can't be a freeloader all your life" or "Buy this book because I really need the money"?

 

A2 Sociology for AQA
Chris. Livesey and Tony Lawson
Hodder Arnold
(May 2006)