Crime. Cycle 1 – What is Crime?. CONNECT. Who is this?. What is happening?. Learning Intentions. Have an understanding of what will be expected over the course of the year and during this topic. Be able to give a definition of what crime is. ID: 309223
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Social Issues in the United Kingdom
Cycle 1 – What is Crime?Slide2
Who is this?
What is happening?Slide3
Have an understanding of what will be expected over the course of the year and during this topic
Be able to give a definition of what crime is
Be able to explain different types of crimes with examplesSlide4
Option 2: Crime and the Law
In the crime and the law context, learners will focus on the causes of crime, the impact of crime on individuals and society and the role of individuals, the police, the legal system and the state in tackling crime.
of Crime and the Law in Scotland and the UK.
With reference to different types of crime,
personal and property and different groups affected by crime:
♦ Evidence of extent of crime such as official reports and academic research.
♦ Causes of crime, such as poverty/deprivation, social exclusion, family influence, peer pressure, alcohol/ drug misuse.
♦ Consequences of crime on individuals/ families, communities
This is just a small sample. A document with potential exam questions is on the school web page.
Why people commit crime
crimes for different reasons.’
Explain why people
‘Some parts of Scotland have higher crime rates than others.’
, the reasons why some parts of Scotland have higher crime rates than others.
Social exclusion and poverty often lead to youth crime
. Explain, in detail, why social exclusion and poverty often lead to youth crime.Slide6
What is Crime?
Democratically elected MPs make laws that apply to the whole of the UK and MSPs make laws that apply to
cotland. A crime is any act which breaks these laws.Slide7
Types of Crime
Number of Crimes recorded by the police
in Scotland 2011-2012
Non-sexual crimes of violence
attempted murder, serious assault, robbery, other
Rape, attempted Rape, sexual
assault, prostitution, other
Crimes of dishonesty
Housebreaking, theft, shoplifting, fraud, other
Deliberately setting fires and damaging
Handling a weapon, drug
offences, traffic crime, public disorder, other
Serious organised crime
White Collar Crime
Blue Collar Crime
PLEASE WRITE A DEFINITION AND GIVE AN UP TO DATE EXAMPLESlide9
SERIOUS ORGANISED CRIME
Organised crime groups can span the world and use the money they make from things like pirate DVDs to fund more serious crimes like human trafficking.
Crime committed for financial gain by someone in a position of trust. Examples of this type of crime are fraud, embezzlement, bribery, insider trading, money laundering and cyber crime.
BLUE COLLAR CRIME
Blue Collar Crime is committed by people in unskilled jobs or who or unemployed. Most likely to be housebreaking, shoplifting or vandalism.
Cyber bullying and hate crimes are new crimes and these are on the rise.Slide10
Crime in Scotland
The Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS) measures recorded crime in Scotland annually.
Young males are most like to be victims of crime
Higher number of victims in poor areas
E.g. 1019 crimes committed in Glasgow 2011-12Slide11
Perception of CrimeSlide12
30 seconds to:
Write down 1 thing you have learned today.Slide13Slide14Slide15Slide16Slide17Slide18Slide19Slide20Slide21Slide22