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January 23, 2009 / C H Thompson

Task 2 – Crime and deviance

 Task 2

  1. What are the three methods used to record the incidence of crime in England and Wales?
  2. What are self–report studies?
  3. What is the British Crime Survey?
  4. What are official crime figures?
  5. What methodology is used in each respective statistical measure?

  6. Identify and briefly explain two problems associated with each statistical measure

  7. Why was Durkheim’s study of suicide significant for sociologists?

  8. Why do sociologists use quantitative and qualitative research methods when studying crime?

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