A2 Sociology: Causes of Crime & Deviance

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1. According to Becker, and his labelling theory, an act only becomes deviant when...

  • ...others percieve it to be.
  • ...members of the elite condemm it.
  • ...the context of the act is unknown.
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2. Mereton's 'Strain Theory' claims that working class people do WHAT in order to achieve The American Dream?

  • Use illegitamate means
  • Develop their god-given talent
  • Cause rioting
  • Achieve in education

3. What does right realist Murray blame crime on?

  • Government neglect
  • The welfare system
  • Poltical marginilisation
  • The poor

4. What are left realists Lea & Young's solution to crime?

  • Extending all education to 21
  • Redistribution of wealth
  • Becoming a classless society
  • Removing the welfare system

5. Which 2 focal points did Miller claim were passed down through each generation of subculturals?

  • Smartness, toughness, autonomy
  • Toughness, smartness, enjoyment
  • Enjoyment, fate, autonomy
  • Toughness, enjoyment, fate

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