A2 Sociology Crime and Deviance (essay) : Examine the role of access to opportunity structures in causing crime and deviance (12 marks)

12mark essay: 'examine the role of access to opportunity structures in causing crime and deviance.
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Examine the role of access to opportunity structures in causing crime and
deviance (12 marks)

Crime is where an individual commits and act that violates the law. Deviance can also be
a crime this is where an individual's behavior goes against what is socially accepted by
society. Different sociologists hold…

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opportunity structure an illegitimate opportunity structure is created where status can be
obtained through delinquent actions such as crime and deviance.

Cohen however, assumes that working class boys start off sharing middle class success
goals, only to reject those when they fail. The possibility that these goals weren't shared
in…

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