- Created by: Inexorably
- Created on: 21-09-15 16:46
1. Who stated that crime could be used as a warning device?
- (Kai) Erikson
- (Albert) Cohen
- (Kingsley) Davis
- (Ned) Polsky
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2. Which of these is NOT typically used as an example of crime with a latent/hidden benefit (all others are)?
- Shannon Matthews murder.
- Excessive drinking at carnivals/festivals.
- White Collar Crime
- Martin Luther King assassination.
3. Which of these is NOT a criticism of the Functionalist perspective (all others are)?
- There are different views of what is 'criminal' depending on countries and individuals.
- Durkheim is too pessimistic with his perspective on society.
- Could create social cohesion "wrongly" - e.g. Nazi Germany vs the Jews
- The perspective is teleological (doesn't explain causes).
- Safety Valves - e.g. Prostitution - can actually break down a family.
- Crime isn't functional for the individual(s) that was/were targeted.
- It can cause isolation, not solidarity.
4. 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.
5. Which of these statements would a Functionalist agree with?
- Crime is not a problem Functionalists should concern themselves with.
- Crime is always bad and leads to social collapse unless removed.
- Crime is a normal, inevitable, and universal part of society.
- Crime is a normal part of traditional societies, but not modern societies.