CRIME AND DEVIANCE APRIL 2011 Undercover policing http://news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/house_of_lords/newsid_9355000/9355803.stm Police infiltrated a group of environmental activists in order to protect a power station. The subsequent prosecution was compromised as a result, not least when the police officer agreed to testify for the defence. Is undercover work justifiable? Does it undermine public confidence? State crime – human rights http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13193437 the US vs China – discussions on human rights centre around home stability vs criticism from abroad. Who should police globally? Is it the pot calling the kettle black? Cross-cultural norms http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/26/uganda-anti-gay-bill-death-penalty The death penalty for homosexuality may be dropped from anti-gay legislation in Uganda as a result of pressure. NB most stories focused on the death penalty for gays, rather than the specifics of active homosexuals living with HIV and same-sex rape. What influence does the media have on public policy? Is deviant and criminal behaviour the same everywhere?