- Criticisms of Durkheim's functional theory of crime
- Although he says that society requires a certain amount of crime to function successfully but he doesn't indicate how much.
- Although he explains crime in terms of the functions it performs, it doesn't mean that society creates it with the intention of strengthening solidarity.
- He ignores how functions might affects groups/individuals within society and only speaks of the functions it performs for society as a whole.
- Crime can lead some people to feel isolated rather than promote social solidarity.