Social problems in the UK: an introduction

Isaacs, Stuart ORCID:, Blundell, David, Foley, Anne, Mcdonough, Brian, Ginsburg, Norman, Silverstone, Daniel and Young, Tara (2014) Social problems in the UK: an introduction. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK. ISBN 9780415719995

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Social Problems in the UK: An Introduction is the first textbook on contemporary social issues to contextualise social problems within the disciplines of sociology, social policy, criminology and applied social science. Drawing on the research and teaching experience of academics in these areas, this much-needed textbook brings together a comprehensive range of expertise. Social Problems in the UK discusses the strengthening and changing character of social construction, providing a new and invigorated way of studying the issues for all social science students. This clear, accessible textbook guides students in approaching the methodology, theory and research of social problems, and introduces the key topics in the area:

migration and ‘race’
work and unemployment        
drugs, violence and policing        
youth, sub-culture and gangs       
childhood and education
Social Problems in the UK provides a number of helpful pedagogical features for ease of teaching and learning, including: case studies; links to data sources; textboxes highlighting examples, key figures etc.; study questions, and tips on how to undertake literature reviews and use journals and databases.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge/CRC Press in Social problems in the UK: an introduction on 29 October 2014, available online: or
Subjects: Social sciences
Social sciences > Sociology of deviance
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Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2020 07:01
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:14


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