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UNDERSTANDING HUMAN SOCIETY

UNDERSTANDING HUMAN SOCIETY

CRIME AND DEVIANCE

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Crime and Deviance

Crime and Deviance

Crime:

An act or failure to act that breaks the law of the land.

Deviance:

Actions that do not conform to the norms or expectations of members of society.

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Task

Task

In groups, carry out the Quiz on Crime and Deviance.

What conclusions can you draw from your discussions?

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Crime and deviance

Crime and deviance

A Criminal Act can become a deviant act and some deviant acts can become criminal.

Some acts can be both deviant and criminal. Can you think of examples?

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Question

Question

What is the difference between a criminal act and a deviant act?

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Task

Task

Now , in groups, discuss worksheet 2.

Did you draw any conclusions this time?

Just think

BBC - Chewin' the Fat - The Neds

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Questions

Questions

Is crime a choice . or an impulse beyond the criminals control? Why do gangs develop in some areas of a city and not in others? How does a thief learn the tricks of the trade? Why do employees support questionable business practices? What sorts of values are held by drug traffickers? ? ? ?

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Questions

Questions

How does the lack of economic opportunity lead to criminality? How might the architecture of shopping malls encourage crime? Why has the drug user become the central target of law enforcement? How does a global economy affect crime in a particular neighbourhood? What does a murderer feel in the moments before killing

? ? ?

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Criminal Act

Criminal Act

Laws state clearly which activities are criminal.

Murder

Theft

Assault

Drinking/driving

Drugs

But

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Criminal Acts

Criminal Acts

Laws can change. There are many examples of how deviant or criminal acts have become normalised.

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What is deviance?

What is deviance?

SOCIAL ACTION THEORISTS: DEVIANCE IS SOCIALLY CONSTRUCTED

(LABELLING)

DEVIANCE IS CULTURALLY RELATIVE

CONFLICT THEORISTS: DEVIANCE IS SOCIALLY CAUSED

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