Although Matza’s ideas about “Delinquency and Drift” are 50 years old, this doesn’t mean they can’t be applied to contemporary examples in the A-level classroom – as this video with its examples of “Misogyny in British universities” probably attests.
This kind of material also illustrates two further ideas that are worth exploring:
a. The rarity of overt examples of middle-class deviance in the media.
Does this flow from the fact such deviance is actually quite rare?
Or does it stem from a media preoccupation with “crimes of the powerless”?