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ShortCuts to Crime and Deviance

7 short films featuring leading sociologists talking about key concepts in Crime and Deviance:
• Moral Panics (feat. Stan Cohen)
• The Functions of Crime (Steve Taylor)
• Hate Crime (Neil Chakraborti)
• Crimes of the Powerful (David Whyte)
• Gender and Crime (Karen Evans)
• Policing the Night-Time Economy (Winlow and Hadfield) 
• Situational Crime Prevention (Kate Painter)

45 minutes approx.| £30.00 | How to Order

ON DEMAND

Crime and Deviance Big Bundle

The On-demand version of ShortCuts to Crime and Deviance contains all of the films featured in the Dvd version (Moral Panics; the Functions of Crime; Hate Crime: Crimes of the Powerful; Gender and Crime; Policing the Night-Time Economy and Situational Crime Prevention) plus 4 further "One Minute" crime and deviance films (Marxism, Interactionism, Realism and Strain Theory - see Preview) in one big-value Bundle.

50 minutes approx.| £17.39 | How to Order 

 

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Moral Panics

A short film examining the concepts of moral panic and deviancy amplification through both a classic - Stan Cohen talking about the origins and implications of his concept in the context of Mods and Rockers in the early 1960's - and contemporary lens: Adrian Beck looks at an example of a recent moral panic surrounding young men and hoodies.

6 minutes | How to Order

 

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One-Minute Marxism

In this free film Dr. Steve Taylor takes you through a one-minute introduction to three of the main themes of Marxist approaches to crime and deviance:
• crime as a response to inequality
• the role of the media in highlighting lower-class crime
• the invisibility of corporate crime.
This film is also included in the Crime and Deviance Big Bundle
1 minute | Free

 

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The Functions of Crime

The notion that something with "negative" connotations, such as crime, can have "positive" consequences for both individuals and societies may be counter-intuitive, but it is an important aspect of Durkheim's sociological analysis of crime and deviance. In this short film Steve Taylor explains how crime and deviance can be functional for social order and looks at how it has influenced contemporary ideas about crime and social control.

9 minutes | How to Order

 

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One-Minute Realism

In this free film Dr. Steve Taylor outlines the key ideas that underpin realist conceptions of crime and deviance:
• focus on agency rather than structure
• victim-centred
• crime prevention and reduction strategies
This film is also included in the Crime and Deviance Big Bundle
1 minute | Free

 

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Gender and Crime

One of the most consistent features of modern industrialised societies is the gendering of crime and criminality. Not only is most crime committed by men, there are also marked differences in the respective types of crime committed by males and females. In this short film Karen Evans looks at a range of explanations for this situation and suggests how ideas about masculinity and femininity can be used to explain this phenomenon.

8 minutes | How to Order

 

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Situational Crime Prevention

In this free film Cambridge sociologist Kate Painter explains how some forms of crime can be effectively managed through the control of physical space. The film uses Painter and Farrington's seminal Stoke-on-Trent street-lighting study to demonstrate the relationship between continuities and changes in the built environment and some types of criminal behaviour.
This film is also included in the Crime and Deviance Big Bundle

8 minutes | Free

 

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One-Minute Strain Theory

In this free film Dr. Steve Taylor introduces some of the key concepts in Merton's strain theory of crime and deviance:
• anomie
• means and ends
• structural explanations of crime and criminality.
This film is also included in the Crime and Deviance Big Bundle
1 minute | Free

 

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Crimes of the Powerful

This short film illustrates how crimes committed by powerful social actors differ in terms of both their type - the distinction between white-collar, corporate and state crime for example - and extent; how and why such criminality differs from the criminal behaviour of the relatively powerless. The film also features David Whyte talking about and illustrating some of the problems sociologists face in defining and researching this particular area of social life.

8 minutes | How to Order

 

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One-Minute Interactionism

In this free film Dr. Steve Taylor takes you through a 60-second introduction to some of the major themes in Interactionist approaches to crime and deviance:
• labelling theory
• primary and secondary deviation
• social reactions
• deviant career
• self-fulfilling prophecy
This film is also included in the Crime and Deviance Big Bundle
1 minute | Free

 

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Hate Crime

Hate Crime is being brought into increasingly-sharp relief with the widespread emergence of new social media and in this introductory film Neil Chakraborti, a leading researcher in this area, takes you through the main ideas you need to grasp in order to understand, apply and evaluate the general concept: from definitions, through problems of measurement, to our ability to identify perpetrators of hate crimes.

6 minutes | How to Order

 

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Policing the Night

The concept of social control is an important one in the sociology of crime and deviance and this short film, featuring contributions from Phil Hadfield and Simon Winlow, co-authors of "Bouncers", looks at how social control in the Night-Time Economy is increasingly created and maintained by professional Bouncers rather than the police.

6 minutes | How to Order

 

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Crime and Deviance Channel

The Channel is our subscription service that brings together a range of different resources dedicated to the topic of Crime and Deviance - all designed to enhance the teaching and learning of this module. The Channel currently offers:
• 150+ minutes of video
• 70+ minutes of audio
• Text resources
• PowerPoint presentations
Annual Subscription: £17.50 | How to Order

 

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