CRITIQUE of functionalism

  • Created by: AliceEva
  • Created on: 01-05-15 13:30

CRITIQUE of functionalism

  • Far too posative and simplistic
  • Ignore victims of crime!
  • Only focus on monitary crimes E.g not vandalism
  • Assumes a value consensus
  • Not everybody wants material sucess
  • Ignores non-utilitarian crime (no finnancial gain)
  • Ignores Faiths E.g Buddists are not materialistic
  • Dosen't explain why some are innovators and some are retreatists etc...
  • Law represents everyone? NO, represents only certain groups
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