Crime and Deviance - Theories

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1. One of the reasons people commit crime is because of marginalisation. What is this?

  • When you really want to start or join a subculture.
  • If people don't have a trade union or a pressure group, they suffer from frustration and they commit crime.
  • When you feel deprived.
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2. The laws on crime are in the interests of who?.

  • The under working class.
  • The ruling class
  • The skilled working class.

3. Strength - Left Realists offer good explanations and evidence for what....

  • Socialisation
  • Marginalisation
  • Relative Deprivation
  • Subcultures

4. When someone is labelled because of a deviant act, this label prioritises their life. What is the sociological term for this?

  • Master Label
  • The Main Label
  • Self Fulfilling Prophecy

5. What is the retreatism response?

  • Finding ways to achieve the goals.
  • Rejecting goals and dropping out.
  • Giving up but still having those goals.
  • Replacing the goals with new ones.


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