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Perspectives On Deviance
A Brief Overview
· There are many perspectives on crime and
Functionalism
deviance. Some look at the differences between
An aspect
deviants and of society
others as others
while not working
argue that there
is Crime is a
a relative product of
dimension anomie
- there is a similarity
between the 'deviant'
- a breakdown and others.
of `normal' behaviour
Deviance can be necessary -
shows us were the boundaries should be…read more

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Perspectives On Deviance
A Brief Overview
· There are many perspectives on crime and
Subcultural Theories
deviance. Some look at the differences between
Highlights
deviants marginal
and others whilegroups
othersin society
argue that there
is eg. Youngdimension
a relative WC males (most
- there iscommon criminals)
a similarity
between the 'deviant'
Explanations and others.
of deviant behaviour in:-
Peer group influences, masculinity, rejection by
society, educational failures etc.…read more

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Perspectives On Deviance
A Brief Overview
· There are many perspectives on crime and
Marxism
deviance. Some look at the differences between
Capitalist
deviants and society is to blame
others while others argue that there
is Ruling class
a relative make the
dimension lawsis
- there and controls the
a similarity
police,
between thecourts etc.
'deviant' and others.
White collar and corporate crime is not dealt
with as severely…read more

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Perspectives On Deviance
A Brief Overview
The New Criminology
· Criticised
There aretraditional Marxist views.
many perspectives on crime and
2 types of realist approaches
deviance. Some look at the differences between
Left Realsim
deviants and others while others argue that there
Criticise Marxists as it is not the powerful who lose most
is a relative dimension - there is a similarity
from crime.
between the 'deviant' and others.
Crime is a problem for the most vulnerable members of
society.…read more

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Perspectives On Deviance
A Brief Overview
· There are
The New many
Right perspectives
(Right Realism) on crime and
deviance.
Crime seen Some look at the
as a growing differences
social problem. between
deviants
Point to and others
decline while
in moral others argue that there
standards
isLack
a relative dimension
of discipline - there is a similarity
in schools
between
Breakdownthe of
'deviant' and
family life others.
etc.
Recommend promoting family values and giving harsh
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