More Resources from Discovering Sociology


Broken Windows Policing

This powerful presentation from artist Molly Crabapple looks at the origins of the broken wind...

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Crime Statistics and Ethnicity

Referring back to the earlier lesson on official crime statistics, students can begin by remin...

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Criminality and Social Policy

The following New Zealand Ministry of Justice briefing paper outlines a range of explanations ...

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Gender and Crime

Students could be provided with a copy of the following Guardian article and asked to create a...

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How and Why People Stop Committing Crime?

"The Road from Crime" is a documentary that looks at how and why people stop or desist from of...

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Laws in a Global Context

Provide students with a copy of the following Daily Mail article which outlines some strange e...

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Prison Is not Working, Prisoner Demographics

This Guardian article, see link below is useful as it looks at not only the rise in the prison...

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Race and Open Carry Laws

In the United States, carrying a firearm is legal. However, how it is carried is dictated by the ...

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Social Class and Crime

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

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The Stephen Lawrence Case

Stephen Lawrence was a young black British man murdered in a racially motivated attack in 1993...

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What is crime? What is Deviance?

Students can then work in groups to draw out two over-lapping circles where one circle contain...

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White Collar Crime & The Bank of Tax Cheats

In February 2015 the BBC revealed that HSBC had helped over 100,000 of its customers evade tax...

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Crime and Deviance Introduction

Crime and Deviance continues to be one of the most popular, and interesting, areas of Sociolog...

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