Although this site describes itself as the UK’s “leading educational website for GCSE and A-level” it’s a bold claim that doesn’t really stand-up to even a cursory inspection: it looks unfinished – blank sections, loads of placeholder ”awaiting image” graphics, a deleted Facebook page and various feeds (Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin) that default to a different company…

However, if you and your students can live with this you’ll find a range of Notes here that are relatively short, to-the-point and cover a number of different Specification areas and topics:

• Introduction to Sociology
• Families
• Education
• Media
• Power
• Social Inequality
• Crime and Deviance
• Sampling techniques

Each of the main sections is sub-divided into shorter categories: crime and deviance, for example,

  • The Difference Between Crime and Deviance
  • Formal and Informal Forms of Social Control
  • How is Crime Studied?
  • What further explanations of criminal behaviour are there? What is the Impact of Crime and Deviance on Society?
  • Official Crime Statistics and Public Debates on Law & Order
  • The Social Distribution of Crime
  • While these aren’t going to replace whatever textbook you use, they might serve as a helpful complement…

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