This assessment asks you to apply a theory to a particular kind of criminal offending. What this means is, how would Becker’s labelling theory explain sex work? How would Sykes and Matza’s techniques of neutralisation explain domestic violence? Or how would Merton’s strain theory explain shoplifting?

This assessment asks you to apply a theory to a particular kind of criminal offending. What this means is, how would Becker’s labelling theory explain sex work? How would Sykes and Matza’s techniques of neutralisation explain domestic violence? Or how would Merton’s strain theory explain shoplifting?