Crime and Deviance
This section begins with the questions of what is crime? what is deviance? and then looks at laws in a global context and criminality and social policy. We then ask how and why people stop committing crime? The following sections look the social distribution of crime and deviance, and specifically crime statistics and ethnicity, The Stephen Lawrence case, gender and crime, social class and crime and why prison isn’t working: social class in prison. Next we offer resources focusing on crime in contemporary society, such as HSBC: The Bank of Bank Cheats, Green crime: the case of Volkswagen, the London riots, and female genital mutilation. Next we focus on crime control, surveillance and crime prevention, by looking at surveillance technology, asking should rape suspects be named?, considering restorative justice, measuring crime and deviance, and finally, the reporting and recording crime.
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