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what are strain theories (such as theories by cloward and ohlin) also referred to as?
reactive theories of subculture
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Why are they referred to as reactive theories?
They explain the deviant subcultures as forming because of a reaction to failure of achieving goals
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What does Miller argue about the lower class?
That the lower class have their own independent subculture, norms and values.
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What does Miller categorise the working classes values as?
The six focal Concerns
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Focal concern number one? Explain
Trouble- Life will include violence
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Focal Concern 2? Explain?
Toughness- be a man and demonstrate machismo
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Focal Concern 3? Explain?
Smartness-Look good and act sharp
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Focal concern 4? Explain?
Excitement- see the fun and excitement in crime
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Focal concern 5? Explain?
Fate- life cannot be changed and they are meant to be criminal, they see immediate gratification in crime.
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Focal concern 6? Explain?
Autonomy- Don't let them push you, challenge the status quo (the laws)
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Why are they referred to as reactive theories?

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Focal concern number one? Explain

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