Crime and Deviance Essay

Crime and Deviance Essay

Select ONE essay question from the options detailed below. The essay question you choose MUST be the same essay question used in Assessment 3a: Annotated Bibliography, unless you have negotiated a change of question with your tutor.

  1. Why do individuals engage in crime OR deviance? Explain by comparing and contrasting Merton’s structural strain theory with Agnew’s general strain theory.
  2. Choose ONE of the following areas of policing, and using concepts from at least TWO theoretical frameworks covered in the unit, analyse the strength and weaknesses of contemporary policing practice in your chosen area.
  • Policing drug use
  • Policing drug trafficking
  • Policing crowds (e.g. sporting crowds, protests and rallies)
  • Policing intimate partner violence
  1. Choose ONE of the issues listed below and analyse the effects of ‘globalisation’ and ‘neo-liberalism’ on existing policy responses developed to address your chosen issue.
  • Terrorism and terrorist
  • Immigration and asylum seekers
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