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Sociology - AQA Unit 4 - Crime and Deviance and Research Methods Jan 2011 Watch

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    (Original post by teaandcoffee)
    How are people find it?

    Just starting revision now!

    I'm a little worried, cannot believe how much stuff is on this topic
    I'm starting today too.... Sigh, I'm going to fail!
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    (Original post by Irishmonkey1992)
    I'm starting today too.... Sigh, I'm going to fail!
    Try to think positively - it helps! We'll be fine!
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    Hey guys, I'm really confused with Gender and Crime... with Sutherland and his sex role theory, does it apply the same concept as Hirshi's control theory (being socialised with gender differences with girls being more controlled therefore having less opportunity and motivation as boys)? This links with Cloward and Ohlin's opportunity structures, right? Also, I'm confused with Carlen's/Hirshi's theory of control. Does it generally have the same idea behind it as girls having less opportunity... resulting in less criminal behaviour in comparison to boys?

    If Gender and Crime comes up in the exam, I'm gonna be screwed. >.<
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    anyone know any key areas which they think might come up?

    im only starting this today and wont be able to cover it, tbh i dont even know where to start that is why ive been putting it off for this long well that and i had others tests haha
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    (Original post by laurakeenan)
    anyone know any key areas which they think might come up?

    im only starting this today and wont be able to cover it, tbh i dont even know where to start that is why ive been putting it off for this long well that and i had others tests haha
    Haha don't worry, me too! I don't really know what areas may come up tbh, cos there is just so much!
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    (Original post by teaandcoffee)
    Haha don't worry, me too! I don't really know what areas may come up tbh, cos there is just so much!
    its just even to limit down what i have to learn as there is no way il be able to cover it all so was thinkin of leaving out a few bits, but wanted to so what everyone thought wouldnt come up so i dont leave myself open to not learning something and then gettin a 21 or 33 marker on it lol
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    Unit 4 - Crime and Deviance

    Section 1 - Crime and Deviance
    Covered topics: Ethnicity, Genders, Globalisation and Media

    NOT COVERED: Functionalist strain and subcultural theory, labelling, marxist theories, realist theories, control punishment and victims, suicide.

    Section 2 - Research methods with C+D
    Covered topics: Unstructured Interviews, qualitative methods with suicide, self report studies, OVERT participant observation

    NOT COVERED: Victimisation surveys, structured interviews, COVERT participant observation, official statistics, secondary sources, experiments.

    Section 3 - Theories
    Covered topics: Feminism

    NOT COVERED: Everything but feminism..

    :console:
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    MY sociology teacher is friendly with a teacher in Newry, everytime she guesses essays to come up they have been. We have been told to particularly focus on is sociology a science, policies and possibly interpretivist ideas
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    Hi, im taking the unit 4 exam on the 25th, and i think its amazing how much we have to learn. But i find sociology quite interesting so it doesnt seem too hard. But is unit 3 harder than this unit?
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    (Original post by Lily B)
    MY sociology teacher is friendly with a teacher in Newry, everytime she guesses essays to come up they have been. We have been told to particularly focus on is sociology a science, policies and possibly interpretivist ideas
    I'm from Newry and we have told by our Sociology teacher to focus on Sociology is/isn't a Science aswell. What policies are you on about though?

    In all honesty I don't think anyone can take a stab at what could come up, as many on this thread have been basically saying the same thing - There is just so much content and anything can come up. Unless someone here has contacts with the writer of the paper lol Jasus that would be brilliant!
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    (Original post by kaygee)
    Hi, im taking the unit 4 exam on the 25th, and i think its amazing how much we have to learn. But i find sociology quite interesting so it doesnt seem too hard. But is unit 3 harder than this unit?
    Sociology can be interesting at times, some areas are drier than others so it can vary alot depending on your own individual interests. We are purposely sitting the Unit 4 paper first as we have been told it's far harder than Unit 3, so we have a greater chance of passing it (repeat it June and Unit 3 being managable)
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    (Original post by SeekingBromance)
    Unit 4 - Crime and Deviance

    Section 1 - Crime and Deviance
    Covered topics: Ethnicity, Genders, Globalisation and Media

    NOT COVERED: Functionalist strain and subcultural theory, labelling, marxist theories, realist theories, control punishment and victims, suicide.

    Section 2 - Research methods with C+D
    Covered topics: Unstructured Interviews, qualitative methods with suicide, self report studies, OVERT participant observation

    NOT COVERED: Victimisation surveys, structured interviews, COVERT participant observation, official statistics, secondary sources, experiments.

    Section 3 - Theories
    Covered topics: Feminism

    NOT COVERED: Everything but feminism..

    :console:
    Hey,

    I saw that you covered Gender and Crime and was wondering if you know whether Sutherland's sex role theory applies the same idea (girls are more restricted from freedom because of parental control and boys have more freedom, opportunities and motivation to commit crime) as Carlen's control theory? This relates to Cloward and Ohlin's opportunity structures, right? And, I don't get how Hirshi's attachment theory comes into this?

    Sorry, I really hope you can help me on this...
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    (Original post by Kar09)
    Hey,

    I saw that you covered Gender and Crime and was wondering if you know whether Sutherland's sex role theory applies the same idea (girls are more restricted from freedom because of parental control and boys have more freedom, opportunities and motivation to commit crime) as Carlen's control theory? This relates to Cloward and Ohlin's opportunity structures, right? And, I don't get how Hirshi's attachment theory comes into this?

    Sorry, I really hope you can help me on this...
    You seem to really know your theorists... you make me sad... lol
    Got any tips on how you learn the stuff?
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    (Original post by Kar09)
    Hey,

    I saw that you covered Gender and Crime and was wondering if you know whether Sutherland's sex role theory applies the same idea (girls are more restricted from freedom because of parental control and boys have more freedom, opportunities and motivation to commit crime) as Carlen's control theory? This relates to Cloward and Ohlin's opportunity structures, right? And, I don't get how Hirshi's attachment theory comes into this?

    Sorry, I really hope you can help me on this...
    This list was things that have/havent come up in past exams to help people reduce the amount they revise..im guessing Gender as a topic wont come up in this exam.
    Btw isnt it Parsons who talks about sex roles?
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    I'm not sure science will come up, it was on the specimen paper.
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    I took this paper in the summer along with my other a levels, needed AAB to get into birmingham and i had always gotten A's in all my sociology exams

    i also took business and philosophy and found philosophy so difficult that i put so much work into it and came out with the A and a B in business..and a B in sociology!

    I was only 1 mark away from reaching the A in sociology, but birmingham wouldnt let me in because my course was so over subscribed.

    So now i am retaking crime and deviance on tuesday - the 33mark essay in june was horrible and threw me right off and ruined the whole exam! it was going so weel before that.

    but my teacher said that they are pretty sure a theory will come up for 33 mark essay not a method, because a method came up in june, and in jan 2010 it was a theory so i think they alternate it.

    sociology as a science is in the specimen paper though..do you think it could still come up? i've been revising for like over a month but still feel like i know nothing there's wayyy to much to learn!
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    Today has not been a good revision day. Too tired... so much to learn..
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    (Original post by Irishmonkey1992)
    You seem to really know your theorists... you make me sad... lol
    Got any tips on how you learn the stuff?
    Really?
    I was actually confused on which theorist said which... with Sutherland, Carlen and Cloward and Ohlin.. lol

    Ermm.. I just copy my class notes tbh... but you could try writing all the theorists' names and then write out which theories they did...

    For example:

    Environmental Theory

    - Tipping Theory in Croydon- Morris, Wilson and Kelling

    Explanation of tipping theory: where the councils 'tipped' all the 'problem families in one place. This created a bad reputation for the place.

    - Tipping Theory in Liverpool (St. Luke Street)- Owen Gill

    St. Luke Street also gained a bad reputation in which employees recognised and they were not given a job due to the reason that they lived on St.Luke Street. They try to defend their reputation which got them into more trouble with the police and this relates to being labelled etc.etc.

    Hope this helps!
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    (Original post by SeekingBromance)
    This list was things that have/havent come up in past exams to help people reduce the amount they revise..im guessing Gender as a topic wont come up in this exam.
    Btw isnt it Parsons who talks about sex roles?
    O right. Sorry.

    Yeah, it was. There are a number of versions of this theory...

    Edwin Sutherland said:

    There are two main gender differences in the socialisation process. First, girls are more closely supervised and more strictly controlled. Second, boys are more likely to be encouraged to take risks and to be tough and aggressive. As a result, boys have more opportunity and more inclination to commit crime.
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    I just want to get this exam over and done with now - I hope it's not too hard though!
 
 
 
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