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GCSE Sociology: Crime and Deviance 1

Key words for GCSE Sociology.

deviance
Deviance describes behaviour that goes against the norm.
social
Social control is when restrictions are put on people.
control
Social control is when restrictions are put on people.
agents
Agents of social control enforce how people behave.
formal
Formal social control is based on law.
informal
Informal social control is conformity based on fear of other people's reactions.
sanctions
Sanctions are rewards for following rules or punishments for breaking rules.
police
A police caution is a warning.
caution
A police caution is a warning.
delinquency
Delinquency is anti-social behaviour committed by minors.
anti-social
Anti-social behaviour causes distress or is a nuisance to members of the public.
behaviour British English spelling
Anti-social behaviour causes distress or is a nuisance to members of the public.
reported
Reported crime is all crime that is reported to the police.
crime
Reported crime is all crime that is reported to the police.
recorded
Recorded crime is all reported crime that is included in official police statistics.
official
Official statistics are crime data collected by official organisations.
statistics
Official statistics are crime data collected by official organisations.
dark
The name 'dark figure of crime' is given to crimes that are invisible or hidden from official statistics.
figure
The name 'dark figure of crime' is given to crimes that are invisible or hidden from official statistics.

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