crime is inevitable and positive

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What would too much crime be?
disruptive to society
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What could too much crime result in?
social breakdown and anomie
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what is durkheim's quote
crime is normal, an integral part of healthy society
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what is the first reason why crime is inevitable?
Not everyone is socialised in to the same norms
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What may not exist if not everyone has the same norms?
Organic solidarity
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Who suggests not everyone is socialised correctly?
Murray
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What theory approach does Murray belong to?
The New Right
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What is the second reason why crime is inevitable due to our society today?
The postmodern society focuses on pluralism and choice so not everyone has the same definition of crime
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So what is the definition of crime therefore subjective or objective?
Subjective
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Who refers to the 2 positive functions of crime?
Durkheim
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What is the first positive function?
It reaffirms the boundaries through punishment
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What does Cohen refer to?
The dramatisation of evil
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Explain what the dramatisation of evil does
Forces people to conform as they learn about the consequences of crime
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what is the second positive function?
Adaptation and change
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What does every crime begin with?
A deviant act
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What changes over time?
Norms around crime and deviance
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Crime therefore has what kind of nature?
A reflexive nature
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What does this nature allow crime to do
It allows crime to progress
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Too much crime creates...
Anomie
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Too little crime creates...
repressed people
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Also, what does too little crime prevent?
social change
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