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Note: Focus on Sociological Approaches to Crime ­ you are NOT doing a
course in Psychology!

Functionalist Approaches to Crime

Haralambos Page 353

Structural Approach society wide, not concerned with the individual but
society.
Society has shared norms and values consensus theory.
Social order based on shared norms and values.…

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Value consensus all agree about what is important and what we
should be striving for, but we don't all have the same chances of
success.
Therefore society puts pressure of people to become deviant.
Social structure blocks the potential of many people so people adapt
to their circumstances therefore society…

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