Crime and criminology Assessment question

Assessment question: ‘Crime is a socially constructed phenomenon’. Discuss this statement with reference to:

Introduction 200 words
Body- 300 words each dot point (a-d)
Conclusion-100 words

Introduction- (200 words) I am AGREEING with the assessment question, -‘Crime is a socially constructed phenomenon’

a) the criminological schools of thought; 300words
Using this reading
Walklate, S 2007, ‘Perspectives in criminological theory’, in Understanding criminology: Current theoretical debates, 3rd edn, Open University Press, Maidenhead, UK, pp. 17-37.

-apply your learning to real life examples.

b) the emergence of the victim in criminological thought; 300words

using this reading
Karmen, A 2013, ‘What is victimology?’, in Crime victims: an introduction to victimology, 8th edn, Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, Belmont, pp. 1-35.
– apply your learning to real life examples.

c) different definitions of crime; 300words

Muncie, J 2001, ‘The construction and deconstruction of crime’, in J Muncie & E McLaughlin (eds), The problem of crime, Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, pp. 7-70.
– apply your learning to real life examples.

d) measuring crime and victimisation. 300words
Walklate, S 2011, ‘Counting crime’, in Criminology: the basics, 2nd edn, Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 29-51.

– apply your learning to real life examples.