Defining crime and deviance

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Crime = Behaviour that breaks law

Juvenile delinquency = acts commited by young people ; (criminal/anti-social)

All crime is deviant but not all deviance is crime

Deviant acts go against social norms, society employs agencies of social control to control, suppress or punish such behaviour

Functionalist definitions of crime and deviance

- normality and deviance is result of shared values…


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