crime and deviance

Functionalist theory on crime
look at functions of crime not why crime occurs
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Durkheim
some crime is good for society. deviance is functional necessary so change can occur.
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Criticisms of Durkheim
does not explain why crime occurs. laws only reflects people in power
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Cohen
subculture theory. everyone hold societies success goals but not everyone has the means to attain them
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criticisms
assumes all deviants accept societies success goals. only studies males
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some crime is good for society. deviance is functional necessary so change can occur.

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Durkheim

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does not explain why crime occurs. laws only reflects people in power

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subculture theory. everyone hold societies success goals but not everyone has the means to attain them

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assumes all deviants accept societies success goals. only studies males

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