Definition and Measurement of Crime & Deviance

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

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

  • Deviance is socially constructed and has no absolute definition - varies by place, time, society/culture
  • Deviance has a absolute definition
  • Deviant acts commited with or against blood relatives
  • Siblings fighting over the last mudchip ;D

3. 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

4. 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
  • 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
  • IT WAS DA ROBOTS, LUNA IS AN EVIL GOLEM!!!! >:0

5. What sociologist proposed definitions of deviance and crime?

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

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