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2 units: UNIT 1:studying society, family and education UNIT 2:crime and deviance, mass media, power or social inequality.
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what does crime mean? A crime breaks the law of a society. (E.G. murder, theft)
what does deviant mean? breaking the norms and values of a society, that is seen a deviant behaviour. (E.G. fighting, or farting in public)
what are the 3 ways of measuring crime? official statistics victim surveys self report surveys
official crime statistics way that crime is officially measured. which is based on statistics from the home office.
victim surveys surveys that the public answer or report of any crimes they have experienced.
self report surveys surveys that ask the population to confess to a crime that they have committed, but not been reported or caught.
ADVANTAGE official statistics DISADVANTAGE show change over time. and the specific crime areas. not all crimes are recorded.
victim surveys ADVANTAGE DISADVANTAGE focuses on the problems as people have experienced them. not all crime Is reported. (E.G. victim is embarrassed)
self report surveys ADVANTAGE DISADVANTAGE may uncover some of the hidden figure of crime people may lie
biological explanation Lombroso said that criminals are born a criminal. Certain physical characteristics.
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