1. Quick Recap: How do Sociologists typically define Crime?
- The violation of norms of society that have been enacted into law.
- The disapproval towards the criminal justice system.
- The attacking of social institutions - including the legal system.
- A bad thing
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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)?
- White Collar Crime
- Excessive drinking at carnivals/festivals.
- Martin Luther King assassination.
- Shannon Matthews murder.
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?
- (Albert) Cohen
- (Ned) Polsky
- (Kingsley) Davis
- (Kai) Erikson
5. Which of these is NOT a criticism of the Functionalist perspective (all others are)?
- Could create social cohesion "wrongly" - e.g. Nazi Germany vs the Jews
- Durkheim is too pessimistic with his perspective on society.
- Safety Valves - e.g. Prostitution - can actually break down a family.
- There are different views of what is 'criminal' depending on countries and individuals.
- Crime isn't functional for the individual(s) that was/were targeted.
- The perspective is teleological (doesn't explain causes).
- It can cause isolation, not solidarity.