Crime and deviance and class


A level


8m 20s
In this podcast we explore the relationship between crime and social class. We will examine how its portrayal as a working-class phenomenon conceals many middle and upper class criminal activities.

1. Listen carefully to the podcast and make careful notes of key concepts and any key thinkers. 

2. Why should be wary of seeing crime as primarily a working-class problem?

3. Why was Miller wrong to locate ‘focal concerns’ to the lower working class?

4. What type of criminal did both Chambliss and Pearse study in the USA? Why is their research important?

5. According to Laureen Snider what types of crime cause most damage to society?

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