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Unformatted text preview: Introduction Thus far in this series of Teachers Notes we've looked at: 1. Ideas concerning the way both concepts of crime and, in particular, deviance can be defined. 2. The various ways that we can begin to understand how conceptions of criminal / deviant behaviour are based upon social processes (involving such ideas as social reaction , levels of social harm and so forth). 3. General background information about crime in Britain that focused on some basic patterns of social distribution (considered in terms of such concepts as age, sex and class ). These patterns were based upon both Official Statistics and information from self-report studies such as the British Crime Survey (a government-sponsored bi-annual survey dating from 1981). The next step, therefore, is to build upon the above and start to look more closely at the nature of crime and deviance (how, for example, various sociologists have theorised the nature of crime) There are a number of reasons for organising the workload in this way and it might be useful to...
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10