Crime and deviance are a result of a strain between the goal of ‘money success’ and the socially approved means of achieving it”. Assess this view

Crime and deviance are a result of a strain between the goal of ‘money success’ and the socially approved means of achieving it”. Assess this view (21 marks)

I got an A on this essay ^_^

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"Crime and deviance are a result of a strain between the goal of `money success' and
the socially approved means of achieving it". Assess this view (21 marks)

Robert Merton, a functionalist sociologist who elaborated on Durkheim's work, agreed with the view
that crime and deviance are the result of…

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society that follow live by different norms and values to that of the rest of society); criminal
subcultures, conflict subcultures and retreatist subcultures. According to Cloward and Ohlin, these
subcultures react in different way to their lack of legitimate opportunities. This results in them
accessing illegitimate opportunities by which to…

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