1. Which of these is NOT a strength of the Functionalist perspective (all others are)?
- The benefits can be compared to real world examples e.g. James Bulger
- It manages to explain the causes of crime better than Strain Theory.
- The perspective is useful at showing the hidden/latent functions of crime.
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2. What can too much crime do?
- Nothing much
- Destabilise society
- Destroy value consensus
- Prove Functionalists wrong
3. Which of these statements would a Functionalist agree with?
- Crime is a normal part of traditional societies, but not modern societies.
- Crime is a normal, inevitable, and universal part of society.
- Crime is always bad and leads to social collapse unless removed.
- Crime is not a problem Functionalists should concern themselves with.
4. Who stated that crime could be used as a warning device?
- (Albert) Cohen
- (Ned) Polsky
- (Kingsley) Davis
- (Kai) Erikson
5. IMPORTANT: What is Anomie?
- Annihilation of class and gender divides.
- Another way of saying "value consensus".
- Disruption/A state of normlessness.
- Weakening of a collective conscience.