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Psychological Factors in Crime                     20/09/13
Mind map of
Psychological theories as to why people commit crime

Social Change
Pages on social change exploring sociological and psychological theories and concepts of social change via
Don Beck & Ken Wilber's 4Q/8L schematic

Sociological Factors in Crime
Overview of
Sociological theories as to why people commit crime

Gang Membership and Teenage Offending
 
David Smith & Paul Bradshaw's study into the relationship between gang membership and teenage offending - presented in key study format

Social Control
Article considering the nature of informal and formal social control and sociological perspectives on them

Crime and Deviance - the Difference
Feature exploring the nature of
deviance and how deviance comes to be criminalised

Underclass: the Excreta of Capitalism
Feature exploring the concept that the rise of the Underclass is the inevitable waste product of unfettered
Capitalism


Power

Mind map considering how power operates both within government and upon government

Social Reform

Mind map  looking at social reform as a political issue and how governments engage with it in terms of political agendas

Is Racism Natural...?
Article exploring the issue of racism - whether it is, in fact, natural to the human species and what that implies for successful race relations


The State

Mind map considering the nature and constitution of the State

Voters
Mind map looking at research into voter patterns and considering reasons for low voter participation in elections

Democracy
Mind map exploring the basic concept of
Democracy

When BLUE fails, call for Clint!
A brief exploration of vigilantism when the criminal justice system fails, inspired by a
Clint Eastwood animation; October 2010


Features

These pages use the models and theories of the Integrated SocioPsychology approach and the behavioural sciences in general for analysing and understanding how we interact and function in societies and communities. They look at those social forces which influence our behaviour, taking into account cultural and cross-cultural factors. More immediately-topical observations can be found in the Blog.


The Features and MeshWORKS sections contain material that is explicitly oriented towards the Integrated SocioPsychology concept. Material in the other sections was developed originally from standard Psychology and Sociology academic specifications and has an Integrated SocioPsychology elaboration applied where appropriate.


Those who support the Integrated approach and are interested in such matters are invited to submit pieces for publication here as 'guest features' or 'guest reports'. Please get in touch with your ideas via the Contact page.

So what is a MeshWORK?
An outline of
MeshWORK concepts written in light of the MeshWORK project proposed for the Wakefield area; October 1999


Society & Community

MeshWORKS

MeshWORKS
A structured and detailed exploration of
Don Beck’s MeshWORK concept

How to build a MeshWORK
Considerations for developing a MeshWORK, with examples using
Ichak Adizes’ CAPI concept and 4Q/8L

The Gernia Variation
Gernia Van Niekerk’s action-oriented version of 4Q/8L, developed from her work in rural South Africa

Biological Factors in Crime                     30/04/14
Overview of
Biological theories as to why people commit crime

Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour

Power & Government

The Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development
Donald West & David Farrington’s groundbreaking longitudinal study into factors predicating young males to crime and/or deviancy - in key study format

Islamification: Britain’s Challenge
Feature exploring what Islamification might mean for Britain and how the changes it will bring might best be handled


The Milgram Experiment
Stanley Milgram’s notorious ‘obedience experiment’ in key study format

raves Model

The Robber’s Cave Experiment
Muzafer Sherif et al’s famous experiment on the effect of competition on inter-group rivalry - presented in key study format

Prejudice & Discrimination
Mind map exploring the concepts of prejudice, discrimination and Social Identity Theory

Social Influence

Social influence is defined by Robert Cialdini (1994) as “the efforts made by others to change our attitudes, beliefs, perceptions or behaviour". Michael Hogg & Graham Vaughan (1998) call it: “the process whereby attitudes and behaviour are influenced by the real or implied presence of other people.” The term is often implied where other people influence our attitudes or behaviour - eg: someone telling us: "You'd better go now or you'll be late." However, we may also seek to be influenced by others - eg: girls trying on a new outfit will sometimes ask their friend: "Does my bum look big in this?


These pages look particularly at the key areas of social influence: conformity and obedience.

Conformity - Majority Influence
Mind map outlining the concepts of
Majority Influence and research into it



Asch’s Lines Experiment

Solomon Asch’s critical experiment on the effects of Majority Influence on conformity in key study format

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Minority Influence & Conforming Factors
Mind map looking at the effects of
Minority Influence and the factors that bring about conformity



Moscovici’s Blue Slide Green Experiment
Serge Moscovici’s experiment on the effects of Minority Influence, using coloured slides - presented in key study format




raves Model

Milgram & Validity
Mind map
exploring the validity of Stanley Milgram’s findings and considering the results of other obedience experiments

The Milgram Variations
In 1974
Stanley Milgram published research on a number of variations on his original experiment with factors which lessened or increased obedience

Hofling & His Nurses
Charles Hofling et al’s notorious experiment on obedience in the doctor-nurse relationship, presented in key study format

Why Obey?
Mind map exploring factors which bring about obedience

Independent Behaviour
Mind map exploring factors which can bring about disobedience and resistance to
conformity

Stanford Prison Experiment
The notorious simulated ‘prison experiment’ conducted by
Craig Haney, Curtis Banks & Philip Zimbardo, presented in key study format




raves Model

The BBC Prison Study
Steve Reicher & Alex Haslam’s partial recreation of Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford classic producing very different results, presented in key study format




raves Model