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Evaluate and explain the various theories of crime and deviance - how effective have the theories been in exploring the topic? 

To begin with, it’s very important to understand there is a difference between the seemingly similar ‘crime’ and ‘deviance’. Crime, by definition, is “an action or omission which constitutes an offence and is punishable by law”, whereas deviance is “the fact or state of diverging from usual or accepted standards, especially in social behaviour.” Many theories have been created by sociologists and key thinkers, to try and understand and provide explanations for the crimes we see committed, and the deviant behaviour we see people exhibit in our society, but how effective are these theories in exploring the real problems? 1,770 more words

postwar afterlife | villa tugendhat 

Visiting Villa Tugendhat was my unfulfilled dream dating back to 2010 when I had an opportunity to spent one of the summer months in Brno learning basics of Czech language before moving to Prague. 1,235 more words

Architecture

Doors, portals, passages and gates of Sweden

I’m sure that somewhere, photographic essays – yes, probably entire books, have been assembled on doors and their similes. After all, for being such a simple, utilitarian building element, they are ascribed huge symbolic importance; hope, opening, opportunity, passage, transition from one state (or world) to another… and so on. 1,271 more words

On Building
Deviance in Youth Sport (To be assessed)

Deviant behaviour I’ve always thought of as more of a sexually motivated concept (think Nick Willis in the news recently) but through my study of sociology I now know deviance is a term used to describe any behaviour that sits outside of any social norms often it’s on the negative side of normal behaviours such as violence, drug taking, match fixing that sort of thing but it can also swing the other way being an over conformist, kids trying at all costs to achieve.

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