Definition and Measurement of Crime & Deviance

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1. What functionalist defines crime and deviance?

  • Freddy Fazbear Funk - The purple man is crime, Foxy is deviant!!!!
  • Parsons - Society has set of core values (Value Consensus/collective conscious) and the more behaviour differs from them, the more it is seen as deviant
  • Durkheim - Society has set of core values (Value Consensus/collective conscious) and the more behaviour differs from them, the more it is seen as deviant
  • Murray - Society has set of core values (Value Consensus/collective conscious) and the more behaviour differs from them, the more it is seen as deviant
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2. What sociologist proposed definitions of deviance and crime?

  • The fiance of crime and deviance
  • Lyotard - Deviance is behaviour the community strongly dissaproves of and crime is activities that break the law and receive official punishment
  • Clinard - Deviance is behaviour the community strongly dissaproves of and crime is activities that break the law and receive official punishment
  • Durkheim - Deviance is behaviour the community strongly dissaproves of and crime is activities that break the law and receive official punishment

3. Why does Durkheim think modern societies have more crime and deviance?

  • Bufferface related murders, troll related abuse and all Ipods are micro chipped to track you! 0-o
  • Their more complex so socialisation agencies are less effective in ensuring value consensus
  • Their more complex so socialisation agencies are more effective in ensuring value consensus
  • Their less complex so socialisation agencies are less effective in ensuring value consensus

4. What do interactionalists think of the functionalist definition of deviance?

  • WAY too funky, their more into Kpop, VK and Vocaloid ;3
  • They fully agree with it as society has set of core values (Value Consensus/collective conscious) and the more behaviour differs from them, the more it is seen as deviant
  • They disagree with it as defintions of normal/deviant behaviour are relative social constructs which are interpreted differently due to factors like individual viewpoint, social context, time/place and culture
  • They agree with most of it (Core values) but feel it ignores class differences

5. How do interactionalists explain deviance in modern society?

  • Modern society is too complex for a value/norm consensus and there are competing sets of values and a diversity of beliefs
  • IT WAS DA ROBOTS, LUNA IS AN EVIL GOLEM!!!! >:0
  • Modern society has a value/norm consensus with one set of values and no diversity of beliefs
  • Modern society's deviance is the same as past socities and is caused by a criminal minority motivated by greed/malice

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