Definition and Measurement of Crime & Deviance

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1. What functionalist defines crime and deviance?

  • 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
  • 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
  • Freddy Fazbear Funk - The purple man is crime, Foxy is deviant!!!!
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2. What does relative deviance mean?

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

3. 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!

4. How do Marxists explain definitions of deviancy in society?

  • No true consensus and extreme inequality means the bourgeoisie impose their defintions of crime and deviance on lower groups who may threaten their power
  • There is a consensus but slight inequality means the bourgeoisie impose their defintions of crime and deviance on lower groups who may threaten their power
  • No true consensus and extreme inequality means the proletariat impose their defintions of crime and deviance on lower groups who may threaten their power
  • Its all based on what marx you get on your Chunin exam! Study hard young ninja!

5. What does society do about deviance?

  • Nothing
  • A complex system of watchers...watching...always watching 0-o
  • Agents of social control are used to control, supress or punish deviancy
  • Agents of socialisation are used to control, supress or punish deviancy

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