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2. Which of these is not listed as a function of crime by Functionalists (all others are)?

  • Crime can lead to adaptation and change.
  • Crime can be a way for the youth to progress to adulthood.
  • Crime can act as a safety valve.
  • Crime can act as a warning device.
  • Crime can still provide members of society with careers.
  • Crime promotes social cohesion.
  • Crime informs us of social boundaries.

3. Who stated that crime could be used as a warning device?

  • (Albert) Cohen
  • (Ned) Polsky
  • (Kingsley) Davis
  • (Kai) Erikson

4. IMPORTANT: What is Anomie?

  • Disruption/A state of normlessness.
  • Weakening of a collective conscience.
  • Annihilation of class and gender divides.
  • Another way of saying "value consensus".

5. Which of these is NOT a strength of the Functionalist perspective (all others are)?

  • It manages to explain the causes of crime better than Strain Theory.
  • The perspective is useful at showing the hidden/latent functions of crime.
  • The benefits can be compared to real world examples e.g. James Bulger




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