Introduction to crime

Introduction to crime

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The ‘discovery of the victim’, and a shift in focus from the offender to the offence, have both been identified as key features of crime policy over the last 30 years. How are these developments related to changes in our understandings of what causes crime?
Make sure that you discuss the following in your answer:
• Thepositivistvs.theclassicalschoolsofthought
• Officialvs.unofficialdata
• Differentdefinitionsofcrime

References to include –

Carrabine, E., Cox, P., Fussey, P., Hobbs, D., South, N., Thiel, D., and Turton, J. (2014) Criminology: A Sociological Introduction. London: Routledge.

Karmen, A. (2002) Crime Victims: An Introduction to Victimology. Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning.

Walklate, S. (2011) Criminology: The Basics. London: Routledge.

Murcie, J. (2001) ‘The Construction and Deconstruction of Crime’, in J. Muncie and E. McClaughlin, (Ed.), The Problem of Crime. London: Sage.

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