Criminology is the study of crime in society. Recently crimes figures reported to the police have been increasing, perhaps due to decreases in funding and increasingly difficult economic times. We will discuss the different theories behind crime, the implications of it and the ways in which we can try to reduce it. We will discuss specific types of crime including white collar crime, drugs, gun and gang violence, murder, domestic violence, radicalism and terrorism.

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