Crime

Social Class and Crime

Some useful background reading and questions, in advance of the lesson, can be found here:

Discover More Why is there a relationship between social class and crime?
In class, you could then develop understanding of the work of Shaw and McKay (further information on their work can be found here:

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particularly focussing on the ‘concentric circles’ idea. Students could consider their own home area and the extent to which the concentric zones idea has applicability to a contemporary British setting. Perhaps examining crime rates for their local area is a useful starting point

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