Definition and Measurement of Crime & Deviance

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

  • 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 argue it is not paticular social groups but society as a whole that defines deviancy and labels people 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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2. What is meant by the term objectivity in sociology?

  • Research conclusions are independant of a sociologists personal values e.g morals or political preferences, this is ideal but in reality it is difficult to be truly value free
  • Research conclusions are independant of a sociologists personal values e.g morals or political preferences, this is ideal and it is not difficult to be truly value free
  • Research conclusions are dependant on a sociologists personal values e.g morals or political preferences, this is ideal but in reality it is difficult to not be value free
  • When sociologists study objects and their complex social lives e.g the furniture in the Beast's castle, did you know the candal faces racism and the teapot is a single mom! Plus the wardrob has rage issues! Yikes!

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

  • 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
  • Social attitudes evolve over time, changing values and thus changing 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 Marxists explain definitions of deviancy in society?

  • Its all based on what marx you get on your Chunin exam! Study hard young ninja!
  • No true consensus and extreme inequality means the bourgeoisie impose their defintions of crime and deviance on lower groups who may threaten their power
  • No true consensus and extreme inequality means the proletariat impose their defintions of crime and deviance on lower groups who may threaten their power
  • There is a consensus but slight inequality means the bourgeoisie impose their defintions of crime and deviance on lower groups who may threaten their power

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