Dd228 Tma 06

‘Crime control cannot easily be separated from social welfare.’ Explain and illustrate with reference to examples from at least two study units of the module.

The idea of separating crime control from social welfare is extremely difficult, they are interwoven to an extent within our society. Crime is a part of society, even if we do not want to accept it exists, so it is inevitable that we must accept that crime control is too. Social welfare is necessary for addressing any inequalities that exist in society, this requires a maintenance of social stability and a level of control aimed at those who would wish to disturb this.

There are the obvious entanglements that are involved in dealing with social welfare and crime control; public order offences that are a disruption of people’s lives in society are dealt with by crime control measures, but to address such matters before they become an issue is a matter for social welfare. So it shows that there is a need for a balance and a recognition of where the imaginary line should be drawn of support for members of society that are in desperate need of it to avoid falling into the circle of committing crime after crime and thus being forever labelled as a criminal.

Anti social behaviour is just one area where these entanglements are shown; child protection is also an issue that involves crime control and social welfare working in partnership with each other to ensure the protection and safety of children. In Book 1 Social Justice: welfare, crime and society, we were asked to consider two case studies one involving the meat packing industry and the other concerning the service industry. In both cases members of the workforce were working extremely long hours in unsafe conditions which contravened health and safety laws.

In the case of the predominantly male meat packing industry it was the easier for the workers to voice there opinions via trade unions in regards to their rights, however the women in the...