OCR A2 G673 June 2015 Power & Control: The Sociology of Crime & DevianceWatch
Discuss, ask questions, share opinions/analysis/information and predicted questions about the exam here.
Thread for OCR A2 Sociology - G674 Exploring Social Inequality and Difference for June 2015 is here:
The following questions have either never appeared before or haven't appeared for a long time on the G673 Crime paper;
Right realist solutions/general solutions question
Right realist explanations/ Realist explanations
Self report surveys/ all ways of measuring crime/ official statistics
Age and crime
Role of the media in the social construction of crime
Marxist explanations (but there was a general social class question last year)
Ethnicity and victims (although there has been a recent general victims question)
Police as an agent of social control (but again, there was a question last year about the law being used to oppress)
Neo Marxist explanations
But I was just wondering how many paragraphs, theories and studies (roughly) people used. I usually like to have 6 main paragraphs, 3 on the theory in the question and 3 conflicting theories. However I just about managed to scrape Pollack in the end in a few sentences as my final paragraph which then turned into my conclusion, and I only managed 5 realist solutions paragraphs with no time for a planned final paragraph on feminist solutions.
Please tell me I'm not the only one who ran out of time and didn't get as much in as they'd like?
I also probably focussed way too much on female crime for the feminist question (at least in their explanation) becuase I couldn't think of a feminist that looked at male crime or said they were for the same reasons etc, anoyone else?
Thanks guys Fingers crossed for Thursday!