This new textbook for A2 Sociology is the companion to the highly successful AS level Sociology textbook from the same authors. Written to meet the requirements of the new AQA specification, which will be taught in schools and colleges from September 2009, it has dozens of contemporary references, student activities, questions and examiners' advice. The book is accessible to the whole ability range and has the depth of coverage needed to achieve high grades. Chapters are 'Belief Systems'; 'Crime and Deviance' and ' Theory and Methods'. The book is unique in the emphasis it gives to the new 'Methods in Context' question.