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Class, Family and Crime


Exploring class and crime through the stories of two while men, born on the same day in the same area of the country.

Crime Statistics and

the Dark Figure

How does “a crime” become a “crime statistic”?

Girls and Binge-Drinking

Is female binge-drinking deviant - and how sociologists might explain this behaviour?

Offender Profiling

Two opposing views on the use of offender profiling to identify children “at risk” of becoming criminals.

Gendering the Criminal

Sandra Walklate on masculinity, femininity and crime.

Women and Crime

Sandra Walklate identifies reasons for the increase in female criminality

The Criminalisation of Place

What are the consequences of the labelling of places as “criminal”?


Broken Windows


An outline of Wilson and Kelling’s seminal theory.

Video Resources

Crime Channel: Social Distribution

Theories | Power and Control | Social Distribution | Globalisation | Methods



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