Essay Questions

Prepare for exams and future essays with the questions below that align with key concepts discussed in the chapter. Try timing yourself as you write to practise in a mock exam environment. Create mindmaps of key themes, quotes and arguments you could include in an answer to use as a revision tool.

  1. What is the best way for us to define ‘crime’?
  2. Why are some actions deemed illegal and others not?
  3. How accurate are our understandings of crime rates and trends?
  4. In what ways do victim surveys and police-recorded crime differ?
  5. How do our definitions of crime influence crime trends?