Definition and Measurement of Crime & Deviance

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1. What functionalist defines crime and deviance?

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Freddy Fazbear Funk - The purple man is crime, Foxy is deviant!!!!
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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. What is delinquency?

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

4. What two types of controls do functionalists relate to crime and deviance?

  • The X button and the Y button - Dictate all movement in game
  • Formal (Laws) and informal (Norms) social controls - Clearly define what deviant behaviour is in most social situations
  • Formal (Laws) and informal (Norms) - vaguely define what deviant behaviour is in most social situations
  • Primary (Laws) and secondary (Norms) social controls - Clearly define what deviant behaviour is in most social situations

5. 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

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