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Mar 31, 2023

Unit Title : The Criminological Imagination
Assessment Type : Assignment 2
Weighting : 25%
Length: 1,500 words
The Criminological Imagination Assignment 2 UK.

Report on ONE of the following extracts from New burn, T. (ed) (2009) Key Readings in Criminology, Collumpton, Will an
a) Beccaria, C. (1764) Of Crimes and Punishment.
b) Felson, M. and R. V. Clarke (1998) Opportunity makes the thief.
c) Becker, H. (1963) Outsiders: Studies in the Sociology of Deviance.
d) Herrnstein, RJ., and Murray, C. (1994) Bell curve: Intelligence and class structure in American life.
e) Merton, R.K (1938) Social structure and anomie
f) Smart, C. (1990) Feminist approaches to criminology or postmodern woman meets atavistic man.
g) Wacquant (2001) Deadly symbiosis: when ghetto and prison meet and mesh.Your report must include three elements:

(a) a summary (500 words) of the main arguments made in the extract (40% of the mark for this assignment). Summarising means explaining the key arguments and ideas in the article in your own words: You should summarise the article in your own words, picking out the key ideas: this is not the same as paraphrasing the original text. Remember also that a summary is not the same as a review: in a review, you would be asked to comment critically on the arguments presented, but in a summary you need only set out accurately what the argument is.

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