crime& deviance- functionalism- durkheim

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  • Created on: 05-11-18 11:32
What are the 5 points Durkheim believes about crime?
it is inevitable, universal, relative, functional, a mechanism of social control
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what does inevitable mean?
it will always exist
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what does universal mean?
exists in every society
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what does relative mean?
crime varies between times and cultures e.g. homosexuality laws are always changing
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what does functional mean?
we need a small amount for our society to function,strengthens bonds between people
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what does the quote 'society of saints' suggest?
with no crime at all, such high standards of behaviour would make the smallest deviant act
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what does Durkheim suggest about 'crime is necessary'?
some deviant behaviour is necessary to stop society from stagnating
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what would happen to society if crime did not exist?
it would prevent the development of positive deviants who go against societies norms and values to help move societies forward
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what will happen if there is too much crime?
anomie will occur
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what is anomie?
this is where the social bonds between people fail to follow the moral and written rules of society
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