AQA Sociology A2 - Durkheim's et al. Functions Of Crime

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1. Which of these is NOT typically used as an example of crime with a latent/hidden benefit (all others are)?

  • White Collar Crime
  • Excessive drinking at carnivals/festivals.
  • Martin Luther King assassination.
  • Shannon Matthews murder.
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2. Who stated that society could potentially be organised to sustain, not remove, crime?

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

3. 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.

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

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

5. What can too much crime do?

  • Destroy value consensus
  • Nothing much
  • Destabilise society
  • Prove Functionalists wrong



very useful thank you 

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