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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.




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