Crime and Deviance intro

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  • Crime and deviance
    • Crime
      • Breaks the law i.e shoplifting
    • Deviance
      • Acts that are not appropriate in society
    • Delinquency
      • anti social acts committed by young people
    • Functionalist definition
      • what counts as crime is due to shared norms/values
    • conflict theory definition
      • Marxists argue that law functions to criminalise the working class
      • Weberians agree with the marxists view
      • Feminists argue patriarchal society males define what is criminal

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