Crime & Deviance

Phoenix, J. (2023) ‘Women as offenders, women as victims’, Sociology Review, 32 (3), pp.22-25.
This article explores how sex, gender, victimisation and offending may all relate to each other.

Stephens-Griffin, N. (2023) ‘Sociology and researching undercover policing’, Sociology Review, 32 (3), pp.2-5.
How does researching undercover policing in the UK relate to sociology’s core interests in gender, abuse of power, crime, social change and justice?

Briggs, D. (2022) ‘Social harm, crime and Covid-19 lockdowns’, Sociology Review, 32 (2), pp.26-29.
If avoiding social harm is our best measure of what it means to lead a good life, then both the recent pandemic and various governments’ responses to it, have been harmful

Garrod, J. (2022) ‘Young women and girls in the criminal justice system’, Sociology Review, 32 (1), pp.26-27.
Research shows that women caught up in the criminal justice system are often very vulnerable, and this is particularly true of girls and young women.

Phoenix, J. (2022) ‘Serious youth violence: anti-social young people or anti-social government policies?’, Sociology Review, 32 (1), pp.18-22.
To what extent are cuts to school and youth service funding, rising school exclusions, and police use of stop and search fuelling serious youth violence? Look out for the exam-style question in this article.

Elis, A. (2021) ‘Is violent crime increasing?’, Sociology Review, 30 (4), pp.18-22.
What does research tell us about violent crime trends in Britain? And if violence has been increasing, what the possible reasons for this? Look out for the exam-style question in this article.

Choak, C. (2020) ‘Girls, crime and gangs: moving into a masculine world?’, Sociology Review, 30 (1), pp.28-31.
What exactly is a ‘gang’? Why do we assume that gang activity is almost exclusively the preserve of young men?

Connolly, J. (2020) ‘Globalisation and crime’, Sociology Review, 30 (2), pp.12-15.
As the world becomes more interconnected, so the opportunities for cross-border crime increase. This offers new challenges regarding crime control.

Fatsis, L. (2020)’Does drill kill? Moral panics, race and music’, Sociology Review, 30 (2), pp.8-11.
Do musical genres encourage, or even ’cause’, violence? Or are they simply expressions of the social conditions in which violence becomes possible?

Garrod, J. (2020) ‘Concept checklist: social control’, Sociology Review, 30 (1), p.34.

Holborn, M. (2020) ‘Question and answer: crime and social class’, Sociology Review, 29 (3), pp.8-10.
Explore a sample answer and commentary on an AQA-style A-level Paper 3 essay question on ‘Crime and deviance’.

Irwin-Rogers, K. (2020) ‘Crime, drugs and consumer capitalism: mind the trap’, Sociology Review, 29 (3), pp.18-22.
What are the sociological arguments about why some young people are drawn into the illicit drugs business?

Scott, D. (2020) ‘Do prisons work? Exploring data on imprisonment’, Sociology Review, 30 (1), pp.18-21.
England and Wales have one of the highest rates of imprisonment in the developed world. But do prisons deliver on crime reduction and rehabilitation?

Williams, J. (2020) ‘Weapon crime and risk’, Sociology Review, 29 (3), p.11.
What makes people carry weapons in the UK?

Holborn, M. (2019) ‘The sociology of homicide: qualitative and quantitative m ethods, macro and micro theories’, Sociology Review, 29 (2), pp,24-27.
The sociology of crime is a popular area of study and research at A-level, yet the sociology of homicide is rarely addressed in sociology courses.

Chapman, S. and Copeland. J. (2017) Student Support Materials for AQA: A-level Socioogy: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods. London: Collins. 301 CHA.

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