Functionalism and Crime: Durkheim

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  • Created on: 10-05-18 18:44
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  • Collective conscience (core values) + legal system = social order
    • Functionalism & Crime: Durkheim
      • Crime is positive!
        • 1.Reaffirming boundaries: Publicity reminds society to behave eg- trials in newspapers
        • 2.Changing values: Functional rebels defying outdated or wrong laws eg- Nelson Mandela overturned apartheid
        • 3.Social cohesion: Horrific crimes strengthen community bonds eg- Manchester bombings
      • Crime is negative!
        • 1. Anomie and loss of social control imposed by collective conscience
        • 2.Egoism, collective conscience too weak to restrain deviance n selfishness


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