Crime and Deviance functionalism

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Functionalists view on crime
Certain amount of crime is functional for society. Controlled by law agencies.
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Durkheim- 5 functions of crime
1) reaffirming the boundaries. 2) changing values. 3) social cohension. 4) safety valve. 5) warning device
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Merton
Strain theory- societies have goals that members are encouraged to achieve. Deviance arises when the goal does not correspond with situation.
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Anomie
normlessness- people are unsure of the norms
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Subcultural theory
certain groups develop norms and values different to other members of society
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Durkheim- 5 functions of crime

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1) reaffirming the boundaries. 2) changing values. 3) social cohension. 4) safety valve. 5) warning device

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Merton

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Anomie

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Subcultural theory

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