Crime & Deviance

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Functionalist explanation
-structural sociologists - Society based upon shared values and agreement - crime & deviance beneficial -> sign that needs to be institutional or legal changes
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Durkheim
Positive: distinguishes actions, those acceptable those that are not. 4 elements: Re-affirming values, Changing values, Social cohesion, Safety Valve. Negative: Anomie -> when people freed from social control start to look after own selfish interests
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Hirschi
4 bonds of attachment: attachment, commitment, involvement and belief
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Merton
Strain theory -> strain between socially accepted goals of society and means of obtaining desired goals. Respond to strain: Conformity, Innovation, Ritualism, Retreatism and Rebellion.
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Marxism
working class are exploited by the bourgeoisie, 6 key elements: 1) law benefits ruling class 2) RC impose values 3)law enforcement favors powerful 4) crime rational response to living in unequal & unfair capitalist society 5)
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Positive: distinguishes actions, those acceptable those that are not. 4 elements: Re-affirming values, Changing values, Social cohesion, Safety Valve. Negative: Anomie -> when people freed from social control start to look after own selfish interests

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Durkheim

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4 bonds of attachment: attachment, commitment, involvement and belief

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Strain theory -> strain between socially accepted goals of society and means of obtaining desired goals. Respond to strain: Conformity, Innovation, Ritualism, Retreatism and Rebellion.

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working class are exploited by the bourgeoisie, 6 key elements: 1) law benefits ruling class 2) RC impose values 3)law enforcement favors powerful 4) crime rational response to living in unequal & unfair capitalist society 5)

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