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Here is an overview of some key results statistics for A Level Sociology in 2018.

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A Level Sociology Exam Statistics for 2018

Sometimes referred to as an actuarial approach to crime, these crime prevention strategies are based on identifying individuals and groups who are most at risk of committing crime and intervening...

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Social and Community Crime Prevention

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Crime & Deviance: AQA A Level Sociology Topic Companion

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Situational crime prevention refers to how, in certain situations, adaptations can be made to prevent criminal acts. It involves looking at what crimes people commit, and where they commit them,...

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Situational Crime Prevention

The Criminal Justice System (CJS) is a broad and collective term for a wide range of institutions and systems that exist to prevent, detect and prosecute crime as well as...

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Social Control: Criminal Justice System

There are several sociological explanations for the nature of police discretion. Discretion is the idea that the police have some leeway as to when and how seriously they will enforce...

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Social Control: Police Discretion

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Sociological Perspectives - Classroom Poster Collection

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Functionalists argue that all institutions in society have important roles to play in the smooth and functional running of society, and the family is no different. They argue that the...

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Families: Functionalism
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Families: Marxism

The traditional Marxist view on families is that they perform a role not for everyone in society but for capitalism and the ruling class (the bourgeoisie).

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Families: Marxism
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Families: Feminism

Feminists, such as Ann Oakley, agree with Marxists and functionalists that the family is essentially a conservative institution that preserves the social order. They disagree with functionalists and agree with...

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Families: Feminism

Police and Policing is an important topic area within the study of crime and deviance. Sociologists view the police as agents of social control, theorise about their role in society...

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Social Control: Police and Policing

Some sociologists argue that victimhood is a social construction: an identity or label that is created and can become a master status, in the same way that "deviant" can. Similarly,...

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The Social Construction of Victimhood
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Critical Victimology

Critical victimology relates the incidence of victimisation with social groups in society and seeks to point out how some social groups (such as women and the poor) are structurally more...

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Critical Victimology

It is argued that people contribute towards their own victimhood through certain characteristics or behaviour. Anything from walking home alone in the dark, to leaving a window open or valuables...

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Positivist Victimology

Sociologists are interested in the patterns and trends of victimisation; why some groups in society are more likely to be victims of crime and whether certain characteristics make people more...

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Victims and Victimisation
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State Crimes

State crimes are crimes committed by governments. They were defined by Penny Green and Tony Ward (2005) as "illegal or deviant activities perpetrated by, or with, the complicity of state agencies”.

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State Crimes

Transgressive criminologists are interested in a broader definition of crime – activities that cause harm – rather than activities that are against the law of the land.

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Transgressive Criminology and Human Rights Abuses
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Green Crime

Green crime refers to crimes committed against the environment. The investigation of green crime is the focus of "green criminologists"!

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Green Crime
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Media and Crime

Let's start by exploring whether media might be a cause of crime.

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Media and Crime

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