Definition and Measurement of Crime & Deviance

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1. What is meant by the term objectivity in sociology?

  • 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!
  • 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 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 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
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2. What do Marxists argue the law functions to do?

  • Protect ruling class interests and to criminalise the working class so their control through policing can be justified
  • Let Phoenix Wright always beat his lover Edgeworth in court! ;) OBJECTION! OVERULED!
  • Protect working class interests and to criminalise the ruling class so their control through policing can be justified
  • Protect all society's interests and to criminalise the working class so their control through policing can be justified

3. What is delinquency?

  • Acts that are criminal or considered antisocial commited by young people
  • Quincy (Monk of destruction) who eats quinces
  • Acts that are criminal or considered antisocial commited by old people
  • Acts that are not criminal but considered antisocial commited by young people

4. 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

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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