This Psychology Factsheet provides an overview and critique of social explanations of crime. The Factsheet includes Exam Hints, and the worksheet gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learned to exam-style questions. Words in bold are explained in the glossary and there is a reference list at the end.

The examiner will expect you to be able to:

  • Demonstrate that you understand that crime has a social context.
  • Demonstrate that you understand theories which underpin a social explanation of crime.
  • Describe relevant features of the social explanations of crime and associated research.
  • Evaluate research on social explanations of crime, considering the strengths and limitations.
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Publication Date

September 2022


ISSN: 1351-5136

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289 Social Explanations of Crime

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