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2. Which of the following is not a characteristic of the underclass?

  • High rates of long term unemployment
  • Acceptance of crime and deviance
  • Part-time employment
  • Illegitimacy (kids outside marriage)

3. Durkheim says that 'crime is normal and an integral part of all healthy societies' as it...

  • Helps the public understand that everyone can commit crime from time to time
  • Highlights that crime will be punished
  • Re-establishes boundaries, tracks social change and creates social solidarity
  • Shows that it is normal to commit crime

4. Durkheim believes that society needs a what?

  • Common history (social solidarity)
  • Way of displaying norms
  • Element of trust
  • Bond of attachment

5. A criticism of Cohen is that he doens't acknowledge that...

  • There are different types of deviance, not just utilitarian crime.
  • Some youths may have always wanted to deviate, rather than changing from being normal.
  • Some criminal subcultures don't reward violence etc.
  • Women also deviate.

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