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2. What is Hirschi's theory on crime?

  • The more attached you are the less you commit crime Crimnal activity occurs when people's attachment to society is weakened in some way. This depends on the strength of social bonds which hold people to society
  • Deviant activity occurs when people's attachment to society is weakened in some way. This depends on the strength of social bonds which hold people to society
  • Criminal activity occurs when people's attachment to society is strengthened in some way. This depends on the strength of social bonds which hold people to society

3. What is safety valve?

  • Deviant acts can release pressure (eg prostitution releases men's pressure without threatneing the family as an insitution)
  • The media that crime atttracts publicly re-affirms the values of society
  • Any sympathy that crime attracts can prove social change in values and lead to changes in the law

4. How does anomie affect crime and what should be done about it?

  • Where anomie exists, crime rates rocket - Only by re-affirming the collective values can it be brought back into control
  • Where anomie exists, crime rates fall - Only by re-affirming the collective values can it be brought back into control
  • It doesnt affect it - Nothing

5. Who later adapted and developed anomie?

  • Merton
  • Hirschi
  • Marx

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