Definition and Measurement of Crime & Deviance

1. 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
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2. What does Weber say about definitions of crime/deviance in society?

  • Argued that the wealthy dominate definitions but also that its more complex than just class as factors like gender, race, age, religion, ethnicity, authority and coercion also influence it
  • Argued that the wealthy affect definitions but also that its more complex than just class as factors like gender, race, age, religion, ethnicity, authority and coercion also influence it more
  • Argued that the wealthy dominate definitions and that it all boils down to class conflict as factors like gender, race, age, religion, ethnicity, authority and coercion do not influence it
  • Those with webbed feet who live in spider webs like me are always seen as deviant!

3. What functionalist defines crime and deviance?

  • Freddy Fazbear Funk - The purple man is crime, Foxy is deviant!!!!
  • Parsons - Society has set of core values (Value Consensus/collective conscious) and the more behaviour differs from them, the more it is seen as deviant
  • Durkheim - Society has set of core values (Value Consensus/collective conscious) and the more behaviour differs from them, the more it is seen as deviant
  • Murray - Society has set of core values (Value Consensus/collective conscious) and the more behaviour differs from them, the more it is seen as deviant

4. 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
  • The fiance of crime and deviance
  • 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

5. 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

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