Functionalism n Crime

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  • Created on: 10-05-18 19:32

Durkheim:

Collective conscience + fair legal system = social order

Crime is positive:

1. Reaffirming boundaries: Publicity keeps us in check eg- trials in newspaper

2. Changing values: Functional rebels challenge **** laws eg- Nelson Mandela Apartheid

3. Social Cohesion: Superbad crimes strengthen community eg- Manchester Bombings

Crime is negative:

1. Anomie: Social change blurs social control

2. Egoism: Collective conscience is too weak to restrain selfish n deviant behavior…

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Functionalism n Crime

  • Created by: livmccomb
  • Created on: 10-05-18 19:32

Durkheim:

Collective conscience + fair legal system = social order

Crime is positive:

1. Reaffirming boundaries: Publicity keeps us in check eg- trials in newspaper

2. Changing values: Functional rebels challenge **** laws eg- Nelson Mandela Apartheid

3. Social Cohesion: Superbad crimes strengthen community eg- Manchester Bombings

Crime is negative:

1. Anomie: Social change blurs social control

2. Egoism: Collective conscience is too weak to restrain selfish n deviant behavior…

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