Sociology and Social Research Essay Sample           

Crime, Media and Culture, School of Social Policy.


Learning Resources;


Sociology and Criminology 


  • Cultural vs. ‘Orthodox’ Criminology
  • Crime in Late Modernity
  • Crime, Emotions, Rationality
  • Consumer Culture and Crime
  • Carnival, Spectacle, Transgression
  • Crime and the Media: Then and Now
  • Moral Panic: Then & Now
  • Crime and New Media
  • New Media and ISIS
  • Street Culture, Crime, Commerce and Control





  • Beccaria, C. (1995; orig. 1764) On Crimes and Punishments, and other writings. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Cornish, D.B. and Clarke, R.V. (eds) (1986). The Reasoning Criminal: Rational Choice Perspectives on Offending. London: Springer-Verlag.

  • Exum, M.L. (2002). ‘The Application And Robustness Of The Rational Choice Perspective In The Study Of Intoxicated And Angry Intentions To Aggress’, 40(4), pp. 933-966

  • Felson, M. (1998). Crime and Everyday Life. Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press.

  • Ferrell, J., Hayward, K. & Young, J. (2015). Cultural Criminology: An Invitation (2nd Ed.) London: SAGE Publications.

  • Hayward, K.J. (2007). ‘Situational Crime Prevention and its Discontents: Rational Choice Theory versus the ‘Culture of Now’’, Social Policy & Administration, 41(3), pp.232–250.

  • Matthews, R. (2016). ‘Realist criminology, the new aetiological crisis and the crime drop’, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 5(3), pp.2‐11.

  • Snyder, G. (2009). Graffiti Lives: Beyond the Tag in New York's Urban Underground. New York: New York University Press.

  • Wilson, J.Q. (1975). Thinking About Crime. New York: Basic Books.

  • Young, J. (2011). The Criminological Imagination. Cambridge: Polity.

  • Kubrin, C. (2005), ‘Gangstas, Thugs and Hustlas: Identity and the Code of the Street in Rap Music’, Social Problems, 52 (3), 360-378


Sociology and Criminology, Sociology and Social Research

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