Evaluate and explain the various theories of crime and deviance – how effective have the theories been in exploring the topic? 

To begin with, it's very important to understand there is a difference between the seemingly similar 'crime' and 'deviance'. Crime, by definition, is "an action or omission which constitutes an offence and is punishable by law", whereas deviance is "the fact or state of diverging from usual or accepted standards, especially in social behaviour." Many…Read more Evaluate and explain the various theories of crime and deviance – how effective have the theories been in exploring the topic?