FUNCTIONALISM & SUBCULTURAL THEORIES

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

  • Shows that it is normal to commit crime
  • Helps the public understand that everyone can commit crime from time to time
  • Re-establishes boundaries, tracks social change and creates social solidarity
  • Highlights that crime will be punished
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2. Merton's strain theory suggests that deviance...

  • Occurs when people are unable to achieve socially approved goals by legitimate means.
  • Happens even when people have an option of avoiding it.
  • Happens when people are strained and stressed.
  • Is a likely event in the family.

3. Which is not one of Merton's strain theory groups?

  • Retreatists
  • Disputists
  • Rebels
  • Conformists
  • Innovators
  • Ritualists

4. Cohen: formed the idea that criminal subcultures invert the values of mainstream society (what society condemns, they praise). This was known as the...

  • Opposite values hierarchy
  • Criminal subculture structure
  • Alternative status hierarchy
  • Inverted delinquency order

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

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

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