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Unit Overview: What is crime?

For next step we recommend the unit: What is the law and how is it changed?.

For next step we recommend the unit: What rights should all children have?.

Lessons:

6 lessons

What is a crime?

In this lesson, we will consider what we understand by the word 'crime'. We will consider the difference between right and wrong and identify where our ideas of this come from. We will also differentiate between civil and criminal law to show what a crime really is.

  • 1 Quiz
  • 20m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript

Is youth crime really as serious as the media suggest?

In this lesson, we will look at how the media portrays youth crime and compare this to some statistical data about youth crime. We will use a case study to identify how the media uses sensationalisation to dramatise youth crime and learn what a group of young people think the issues of this are, as well as how they feel this could be tackled.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 28m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript

What can communities do to help prevent crime?

In this lesson, we will consider a range of strategies that can be used to prevent crime. We consider which of these are enforcable within communities. We look at the role of Neighbourhood Watch and discuss with them the things communities can do to prevent crime. We also focus on how young people can be involved in preventing crime in their local areas.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 37m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Worksheet
  • Transcript

What does a successful crime prevention strategy look like?

In this lesson, we will look at what a successful campaign could look like. We will use the Ben Kinsella Trust as an example of a successful crime prevention strategy. We will look at their aims, actions and impact considering active citizenship skills and evaluate how successful their crime prevention strategy has been.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 23m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Worksheet
  • Transcript