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The changes in crime and punishment in schools

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The changes in crime and punishment in schools Abstract I chose this hypothesis because crime and punishment has changed a lot and I want to see how much it has changed and the pupils' attitudes towards it. The areas I hope to examine are the changes in crime and punishment in schools, how people get punished and what they did to receive that punishment and also the attitude the pupils have towards the punishment. The sociological issues involved are: What is deviance?-What will be considered serious enough to warrant a punishment. Sexism-Are there different punishments given because of different sexes. Crime rates in schools. Discipline. Introduction My aim is to find out how much crime and punishment has changed in schools and how much the attitude has changed towards the punishment. I will look at what pupils get punished for in the present day and what punishments were given and the attitudes towards the punishment. This connects to my background material because I can compare the punishments given and the reasons why the punishment was given. Background The first context I have used is www.nettlesworth.durham.sch.uk/time/victorian/vschool.html. ...read more.

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Some of my results from my questionnaire and observation study were surprising because 7 people out of 15 thought their punishments were fair, 3 people out of 15 have been excluded, 2/3 of the people have had a lunchtime detention and 3 people said yes to corporal punishment. Some results were predictable because most people were obviously going to say no to corporal punishment and most people were obviously going to say that their punishment they received wasn't fair. These results link to my background material because It shows that punishments have changed since Victorian times and it shows the attitudes have changed towards crime and punishment in schools. All these results are relevant to my aims because it shows that pupils' attitudes have changed towards crime and punishment and crime and punishment in schools have changed. Conclusion From my results I conclude crime and punishment has changed in schools since the Victorian times. I think this because pupils get away with more nowadays. The evidence to support my conclusion is a pupil who took my questionnaire was truanting from school and they got a phone call home and a letter home and from my background information if a pupil was truanting from school they would get the cane. ...read more.

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They shouted that their children should be at work earning money, not wasting time at school. Teachers in rough areas had to learn to box! Cane Teachers handed out regular canings. Look inside the "punishment book" that every school kept, and you will see many reasons for these beatings: rude conduct, leaving the playground without permission, sulkiness, answering back, missing Sunday prayers, throwing ink pellets and being late. Boys were caned across their bottoms and girls across their hands or bare legs. Some teachers broke canes with their fury, and kept birch rods in jars of water to make them suppler. Victims had to choose which cane they wished to be beaten with! Dunce's Cap Punishment did not end with caning. Students had to stand on a stool at the back of the class, wearing an arm band with DUNCE written on it. The teacher then took a tall, cone-shaped hat decorated with a large "D", and placed it on the boys head. Today we know that some children learn more slowly than others. Victorian teachers believed that all children could learn at the same speed, and if some fell behind then they should be punished for not trying hard enough. ...read more.

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