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Aqa sociology unit 4 crime & deviance- january 27th 2012 !!!!!!!

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    (Original post by anyaaargh)
    i thought functionalism was a structural theory? :/ maybe wrongg
    yh it is a structural theory and so is Marxist
    but dnt forget theres consensus theory and conflict
    consensus is functionalism and postmodernism
    conflict is Marxism and Feminism
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    Everyone seems to think Globalisation and Labelling! I really hope it is Any heard any rumours about social policies, I really hope not!
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    globalisation has got to be the worst ever! it wont stick in my head D:
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    If we get a question on globalisation, do we talk about green crime too?
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    (Original post by Just Josh)
    If we get a question on globalisation, do we talk about green crime too?
    yeah, green crime, state crime, postmodernism slightly as they talk about internet developing and creating more global crime, also glenny studies on the McMafia.
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    (Original post by angel2013)
    for functionalism u talk about the 2 main people which are durkheim and parsons

    durkheim says: society has distinct quality that cannot be reduced to motives of individuals
    he uses e.g. of football team-team is made up of individual with own specific qualities but when they're together they have diff qualities
    so the team is like society and how it shapes individual behaviour
    he studied suicide and said it involbes too much/too little integration
    so level of external constraint in society could shape individual behaviour

    Parsons says: society made up of linked elements that meet basic needs
    e.g. filing cabinet--open the draw it reveals complex files with divsions
    the divisions are the people and the filing cabinet is the society

    he says society made up of 3 interlinked systems and social system is main one--for this to function & survive, must fulfill specific needs called functional prerequisites


    evaluation-->wrong says oversocialised view of individual
    Giddens-->deterministic-theory explains how society reproduces itself through socialisation into roles but fails to explain how individuals produce roles
    Marxist--> does not give full account of social conflict

    thats all u need to know hope its helpful
    thank you soo much lol feel like giving you a big hug ahah
    so for example in this question.. ''Assess the value of Strucural Functionalism in understanding society'' (33 marks) would you put parsons,murdock & durkheim etc but for evailuation do you use marxists and action theorists? beacuse this question is an expample made by one of my teachers lol but thanks for teh help
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    Is it likely that Functionalism is going to come up? I really hope not! It just won't go in my head at all!
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    (Original post by 3ka_xo)
    yeah i guess, it's like revising for me too.

    globalisation means the increasing interconnectedness of societies so that what happens in one locality is shaped by a distant events and vice versa.

    you can link globalisation to the media and crime, state crime and green crime.

    CAUSES OF GLOBALISATION
    - the spread of new communication technologies and influence of global mass media
    - cheap air travel
    - deregulation of financial and other markets and their opening up to competition
    - easier movement - businesses can relocate to countries where profits would be greater

    we now have a global criminal economy
    HELD ET AL - there has been a globalisation of crime. crime is no longer confined to the borders of one country. theres new opportunities for crime, new ways of committing crime (think computers for both of these) and theres new offences eg. cyber crime - phishing, hacking, illegal downloading, child pornography etc.

    CASTELLS - global criminal economy is worth about £1 trillion per annum. we have this economy because of globalisation. crimes that are global....
    - arms trafficking -(supplying illegal regimes, terrorists with weapons)
    - smuggling illegal immigrants
    - trafficking of women and children
    - trafficking of body parts for organ transplants
    - trafficking of endangered animals or their parts eg. tigers, the fur trade
    - sex tourism - going to the third world, often including minors
    - cyber crime (listed above)
    - international terrorism - ideological links made through technology, can be more widespread
    - smuggling legal and illegal goods - eg. stolen cars (illegal) or alcohol and cigarettes to avoid paying taxes
    - the drugs trade - in Colombia an estimated 20% of the population rely on cocaine production for their livelihoods.

    ah i can't be bothered to go on, it's such a long topic! hope that got you started though
    how would media fit in with globalisation?
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    Am I the only one who does Stratification?
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    (Original post by Donw)
    thank you soo much lol feel like giving you a big hug ahah
    so for example in this question.. ''Assess the value of Strucural Functionalism in understanding society'' (33 marks) would you put parsons,murdock & durkheim etc but for evailuation do you use marxists and action theorists? beacuse this question is an expample made by one of my teachers lol but thanks for teh help
    its fine yep you do
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    Any predictions for theory and methods?
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    (Original post by battylauren001)
    Any predictions for theory and methods?
    maybe functionalists, postmodernists, marxists
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    So dreading this exam, it's like 3 exams all crushed into one.

    Not looking forward to the morning, just want it out the way!
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    (Original post by bobbobbobbb)
    So dreading this exam, it's like 3 exams all crushed into one.

    Not looking forward to the morning, just want it out the way!
    Same
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    (Original post by angel2013)
    maybe functionalists, postmodernists, marxists
    I really hope its functionalists/marxists. I could get some good marks there!
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    my prediction is that in C+d essay it is most likely gonna b on... Age+crime, realist view, suicide, interactionists, labelling theory and power. I feel that the theory and methods essay is gonna b on either marxist, functionalist, interactionists, PM, and social policy.... thats what ive revised on!
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    Pleaseeeeeeeeeeee not social policy!
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    to everyone on this thread, my advice is make sure u know the key points of each topic/theories and what they are trying to explain. then make sure u know the evaluation points. In the exam after each point make sure u evaluate it like a ping pong cuz that will score u more marks. the marks for the evaluation is worth more marks.
    Also make sure for each theory/topic u know the main people and wat they say
    Finally when doing ur crime and deviance questions make sure u grab other information from other topics that will link perfectly to the point u r making. example for ethnicity if ur talking about police racism u can add left realist to it aswell this will score u more marks
    Good luck to all and just concentrate and make sure u PLAN!!!
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    (Original post by battylauren001)
    I really hope its functionalists/marxists. I could get some good marks there!
    im hoping its functionalist its the easiest!!
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    anyone got any predictions??

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