Functionalism Key Words SY3

Keywords for Functionalism

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Activities which are harmful to society. For example, they weaken social solidarity and disrupt social order.
Dysfunctional
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Ceremonies which degrade and condemn wrongdoers. For example, public punishment.
Degradation ceremonies
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A theory which sees the structure of society shaping people's behaviour.
Structural theory
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A state of normlessness - where norms no longer direct behaviour.
Anomie
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The criminal behaviour of young people.
Delinquency
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Dissatisfaction and frustration with the status and respect given by others.
Status frustration
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Distinctive norms and values shared by a group within society. These norms and values differ from those of the mainstream culture.
Subculture
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Crime which is not directed to monetary gain. E.g vandalism
Non-utilitarian crime
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A structure which provides illegal opportunities for monetary gain
Illegitimate opportunity structure
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Values which are only expressed in particular situations
Subterranean values
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Techniques which neutralise the blame for adults which are defined as unacceptable or wrong by society's norms and values
Techniques of neutralisation
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The crimes of people in white-collar occupations. It includes occupational crime and corporate crime.
White-collar crime
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Crimes committed by the employees at the expense of the organisation.
Occupational crime
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Crimes committed on behalf or for the benefit of the organisation
Corporate crime
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Crimes committed by the stat or by agencies of the state on behalf of the state.
State Crime
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Degradation ceremonies

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Ceremonies which degrade and condemn wrongdoers. For example, public punishment.

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Structural theory

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Anomie

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Delinquency

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