Topic 2 - Strain and Sub-cultural Theories - Illegitimate Opportunity Structure

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Cloward and Ohlin: three subcultures

Cloward and Ohlin (1960) - not everyone adapts to a lack of legitimate opportunities by turning to innovation crime.

Some sucbcultures result to violence, others to drug use.

Key reasons:

  • Unequal access to both the legitimate opportunity structure and the illegitimate opportunity structure. (e.g. not everyone who fails at school can become a sucessful safecraker).
  • Different


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