Definition and Measurement of Crime & Deviance

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1. How do interactionalists see the effect of influential social groups on definitions of deviance/crime in society?

  • 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 limited power to popularise their definitions of others and possibly label them as deviant but not criminal
  • They acknowledge that some social groups have the power to impose their definitions on others and label them as deviant and criminal
  • They argue it is not paticular social groups but society as a whole that defines deviancy and labels people as deviant and criminal
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2. What does relative deviance mean?

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

3. 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

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

  • Those with webbed feet who live in spider webs like me are always seen as deviant!
  • 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 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 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

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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