Durkheim's View of Crime

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Which perespective does Durkheim base his theory on?
Functionalism
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This word refers to any action that goes against the law.
Crime
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According to Durkheim, crime serves what function?
Social
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Durkheim states that crime is what in society?
Inevitable
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The breakdown of social bonds between an individual and the community.
Anomie
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One of the positive functions of crime/deviance is that it enables what?
Social change
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Which sociologist states that *********** safely channels desires away from alternatives such as adultery?
Polsky
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Durkheim reckons that where the level of crime is very low, it means that the society is controlling, stifling individual freedom and preventing change. Which country does this relate to?
Korea
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According to Durkheim, too much crime does what to the bonds of society?
Threatens
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The functionalist view only focuses on how it functions for whole of society. Is this a criticism of a functionalist view?
Yes
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This word refers to any action that goes against the law.

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The breakdown of social bonds between an individual and the community.

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