Definition and Measurement of Crime & Deviance

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1. What two types of controls do functionalists relate to crime and deviance?

  • Formal (Laws) and informal (Norms) - vaguely define what deviant behaviour is in most social situations
  • The X button and the Y button - Dictate all movement in game
  • Formal (Laws) and informal (Norms) social controls - Clearly define what deviant behaviour is in most social situations
  • Primary (Laws) and secondary (Norms) social controls - Clearly define what deviant behaviour is in most social situations
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2. What does society do about deviance?

  • A complex system of watchers...watching...always watching 0-o
  • Agents of socialisation are used to control, supress or punish deviancy
  • Agents of social control are used to control, supress or punish deviancy
  • Nothing

3. How do interactionalists explain deviance in modern society?

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

4. How do interactioanlists explain changes in what is seen as deviant?

  • Social attitudes evolve over time, changing values and thus changing definitions of normality/deviancy
  • Beer goggles, eye transplants/implants, swag shades and sharinguns/other ocular jutsu 0-0
  • Social attitudes remain similar over time, retaining values and thus stabilising definitions of normality/deviancy
  • Certain social groups are always called deviants and what counts as deviant is simply whatever activities they indulge in

5. How do interactionalists see the effect of influential social groups on definitions of deviance/crime in society?

  • They argue it is not paticular social groups but society as a whole that defines deviancy and labels people as deviant and criminal
  • The Elite Four decide what counts as crime/deviance in each region and impose their definition on the lowly co-ordinators and trainers who threaten their power - Ranger/performers etc are even lower!s
  • They acknowledge that some social groups have the power to impose their definitions on others and label them as deviant and criminal
  • They acknowledge that some social groups have limited power to popularise their definitions of others and possibly label them as deviant but not criminal

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