As one of our case studies for the Unit 3 option on Crime and Deviance, we will be looking at the murder of Sophie Lancaster and in particular how the theories about Subculture might be applied to this incident. In this incident, two different subcultures collide: examine and evaluate to what extent the goth subculture of the victims, and the delinquent working class subculture of the perpetrators, are a feature of this hate crime.
Subculture hate crimes - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-34919722
Subculture crime & deviance case study:
Sophie Lancaster murder - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lancashire/6962146.stm
Sophie Lancaster murder trial - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lancashire/7291985.stm
Sophie Lancaster murder sentencing - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7370637.stm
Sophie Lancaster Foundation - http://www.sophielancasterfoundation.com/