Durkheim View on Crime and Deviance

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  • Created on: 16-06-15 16:04

1. Problem with functionalist view is that it is macro looking at society and not the individual

  • for example, solidarity of murderer unlikely for victim
  • solidarity victim is functional
  • Functions are useless
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2. Too much crime accordong to Durkheim

  • tears bonds of society apart
  • represses and controls members

3. What supports Erikson

  • use of carnivals, demonstrations that allow deviance to occur
  • use of carnivals, demonstrations that do not allow deviance to occur

4. Punishment reaffirms values and stops

  • wrong doing
  • right doing

5. who argues there are positive functions for deviance with prostitution

  • Cohen
  • Davis
  • Polsky
  • Kety


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