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Sociology of deviance

Paul Taylor

Key concepts used in GCSE Sociology for studying Crime and Deviance

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4.Process by which small acts of deviance are made more serious or more important
9.Service which supervises offenders either as an alternative to prison or after they have been released
12.Means of ensuring conformity it society (2 words) (2 Words)
13.Initials of victim survey undertaken each year by the Home Office.
14.Crime that is unreported and unrecorded (2 words) (2 Words)
15.Type of survey which asks people to admit if they have committed crimes (2 words) (2 Words)
17.Type of crime committed by middle class or higher status people (2 words) (2 Words)
18.Term applied to acts of delinquency committed by people who are not yet adults
19.Process by which a minor act of deviance is exaggerated by the media causing an excessive reaction by society (2 Words)
20.The feeling among some people that they lack material posessions which other people enjoy
1.The process by which some people are defined as deviants by others
2.Term applied to crime comitted but big business organisations
3.Act which violates social norms
5.Form of explanation of deviance which focuses on the individual, eg personality or state or mind rather than social causes
6.Type fo social control which relies on pressure from peers and family rather than police, courts etc.
7.Term used to explain why the police may act more leniently towards females who have committed crimes
8.Means of collecting data on how many people have been victims of crime in the last year (2 words) (2 Words)
10.A group in society with norms and values that differ from the majority
11.Process by which people learn the norms and values of their social group
16.Behaviour which is illegal and punishable by the state

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