This is not an official guide; I've adapted it from a forum post on the Sociology Exchange, but it seems like a good way of structuring those 50 mark essays to ensure a good balance of evaluation and presenting knowledge.
The structure for the 50 markers should be:
A Brief intro outlining the general ideas of the questions, perhaps mentioning what theory links with the question best (for example, if it's a question about women being victims of crime, you'd link it to Feminism).
Then 3 paragraphs each outlining the point you're going to make with a study to back that up. The important thing with the 50 mark questions is also that you add further development, so perhaps another theorist, a statistic etc.
After each of the above 3 paragraphs, there should be an evaluative paragraph, countering the point you have just made.
Finally, a brief conclusion.
So this is how it would essentially be:
2. First Paragraph
1st point with a theorist
Further developed point, adding in another theorist
3. Evaluation of 1st paragraph
4. Second paragraph
2nd point with a theorist
Further development, add in another theorist or statistic to back up
5. Evaluation of second paragraph
6. Third paragraph
3rd point with a theorist
7. Evaluation of third paragraph
However you do it, as long as you have evidence to back up the point you're making and developed answers with some contemporary examples if possible, you'll get the marks.
Crime & Deviance
A2 Unit: G673