Crime & Deviance-Outline

Crime&amp Deviance-Outline

Crime&amp Deviance

ThesisTopic: AStudy on the relationship between crime and deviance

    1. Definition of Crime and Deviance

    2. Significance of the Study

    3. Norms formed by individuals with deviant behavior

  1. Body

    1. Intervention of Legal system in crime and deviance

    2. Beliefs on cause of Criminal behavior

      1. Earliest people belief criminal behaviors are caused by genetic abnormality

      2. XYY syndrome that associate male with criminal activities

      3. Body types-ectomorph, endomorph, and mesomorph

      4. Physical attributes like large ears

      5. Psychological traits of an individual

    3. Labeling theory

      1. Ex-mental health patients have a high chance of being denied jobs

      2. Labeling an individual as drug addict may trigger him to start abusing drugs

    4. Official Statistics and Crime Identification

      1. Rate of crime between 1950s and 1990s

      2. Classification of offenders who have high likelihood of committing crimes male and female working class

      3. Disadvantages of official statistics for instance, some politicians make use of crime statistics to accomplish their political agendas. Again, some of these statistics have extreme deficiencies that can give misleading and distorted figures in crime statistics

    5. Self Report Studies and Crime identification

      1. Confidential questionnaires that gauge whether respondents are victims of certain crimes

      2. Comparison of gathered data self report studies ‘data to official statistic ones

      3. Disadvantages of self report studies’ data like biased and exaggerated data from respondents

  2. Conclusion

    1. Conclusion: Restatement of thesis and highlighting the major topic discussed

    2. Recommendations

      1. Use of victimization surveys to overcome problems associated with official crime statistics

      2. Comparison results of victim studies, self report studies, and official statistics in order to have a deep insight into nature of various crimes



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