Restructuring of the Personal Social Services

The concept of community care is not a modern phenomenon, its origins stretch as far back as the 1834 Poor law amendment act. To define community care is not an easy task; it has euphoric connotations, romantic notions of warmth and feeling, welcoming individuals that may need welfare and medical support back into communities. In Read More

Social Factors

Street crime is the term used to describe certain acts that break the criminal law. These acts include violent assault, robbery, vehicle theft or damage, shop theft, and criminal damage. Often, the fear of crime is more common than the actual crime itself, and poses a larger problem in society than what you may first Read More

Subcultural theories

Subcultural theories examine the behaviour and actions of various groups within society – groups with either reject or depart from the traditional norms and views of the majority. These groups are referred to as subcultures, and subcultural theories attempt to explain why these groups – most are concerned with “youth gangs” and gang delinquency – Read More

Class identities are created during primary socialisation

The concept ‘class identity’ refers to an individual’s position in society based upon wealth, employment, materialism and education. Each of these assets contributes to determine one’s socioeconomic status. The contemporary UK arguably consists of four predominant classes: the underclass, the working class, the middle ‘classes’ and finally, the upper class. Each class consists of certain Read More

To what extent is social policy fair

The focus of this assignment will be Social policy, my hypothesis for this assignment is to explore and understand “To what extent is Social policy fair? ” with reference to race/ethnicity, from this title many questions arise, for example is the welfare state racist? Is there an increase or decrease in multicultural services? Is there Read More


According to the Oxford Dictionary, science is defined as: the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment. By following this definition it could be conceived that sociology can be considered as a scientific discipline. Positivist and interpretivism are the Read More

The types of social care provision and trusts

In England there is an estimated 21,900 organisations that are involved in providing and organising social care for adults and an estimated number of 48,300 establishments that employ adult social care staff in proving and organising such service. These adult social care organisations are growing and increasing over the years as the number of jobs Read More

Sociological perspectives

The first two perspectives I will describe are the structuralist theories. The theorists for sociological structures are interested in describing and gaining an understanding the main norms and institutions in society. In modern Britain these institutions could include the health services, education providers and the media. The first two approaches I will explain are the Read More