Assess the usefulness of functionalist and subcultural theories of crime and deviance for an understanding of why working class people commit crime (21 marks)

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Assess the usefulness of functionalist and subcultural theories of crime and deviance for an understanding of why
working class people commit crime (21 marks)

There are a number of theories that attempt to understand why people commit crime, with many aiming to
answer why working class people commit crime. Subcultural…

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have failed to succeed either by legitimate means or as members of either criminal or conflict subcultures. These
`double failures' sometimes form retreatist subcultures based on illegal drug use.

This structure is a response to the lack of status and respect they receive from the wider society. Working-class
adolescents develop…

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