Flashcards in AC4.3 Discuss how campaigns affect policy making Deck (9)
What are campaigns likely to do?
Raise awareness of particular issues
How do campaigns raise awareness?
Present a petition to an MP asking them to propose a change in policy in Parliament
Raise awareness for a crime so more report it
Argue some info that has been made public about criminals to protect the public
What is an example in the UK of a campaign for a change in the law?
Sarah's law - allows anyone to formally ask police if someone with access to a child has a record for child sex offences in response to Sarah's abduction and murder in July 2000, England
News of the World backed this campaign fronted by her parents
What law is similar to Sarah's law in the US?
Megans law - know the location and names of registered sex offenders on a list
What are pressure groups?
Organisations which campaign for changes in the law or new legislation in specific areas
What is the snowdrop campaign?
In response to the Dunblane Massacre in Scotland 1996
Who is the snowdrop campaign made up of?
Friends and bereaved families of those killed/injured
What was the snowdrop campaign campaigning for?
Total ban of private hand guns in the UK