Posted in A2 Sociology: Crime and Deviance


“It’s time we heard a little bit less about the economic and sociological justifications for what is in my view nothing less than wanton criminality”. (Boris Johnson, public speech London, Aug 9, 2011)

“We are not social scientists. We have to deal with urgent situations” (Paul McKeever, Police Federation Chairman, SkyNews Aug 11,

OK! So we should not try and study the causes of social unrest Boris? The preceeding letter from the BSA I think responds very aptly to such crass statements.