Definition and Measurement of Crime & Deviance

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1. 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!
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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 Marxists explain definitions of deviancy in society?

  • No true consensus and extreme inequality means the proletariat impose their defintions of crime and deviance on lower groups who may threaten their power
  • 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
  • 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

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 explain deviance in modern society?

  • 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's deviance is the same as past socities and is caused by a criminal minority motivated by greed/malice
  • Modern society has a value/norm consensus with one set of values and no diversity of beliefs

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