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May 21, 2013 / C H Thompson

Crime and Deviance Overview

Defining crime and deviance

What is crime?

What is deviance?


Media’s portrayal of crime

Media and crime

Moral panics

Deviancy Amplification Spiral

Crime statistics

Official figures

British Crime Survey (victimisation studies)

Self-Report Studies

Types of crime

Dark figures of crime

White-collar crime

Global crime explanation by video

Rural crime

Green crimes

Evaluating perspectives of crime

Strengths verses weaknesses of the competing perspectives

Competing perspectives of crime

All perspectives of crime


Functionalist explanation by video

Merton’s Strain Theory explanation by video

Subcultural explanation by video

Interactionist explanation by video

Marxist explanation by video

Neo-Marxist explanation by video

Feminist explanation by audio

Right Realist explanation by video

Left Realist explanation by video



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