Functionalist Theories of Crime Durkheim

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What does durkheim say about crime in society?
"crime is normal...an integral part of all healthy societies."
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According to Durkheim why is C&D inevitable and integral 1?
1) due to differing socialization practices among individuals, not everyone in a society is equally and effectively socialised into society's norms and values. Some individuals will therefore be more prone to deviate.
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According to Durkheim why is C&D inevitable and integral 2?
Growing tendency of anomie. Rules are weaker and less clear cut. Growing complexity, diversity and specialised division of labour. Range of different lifestyles and values and so a decline in the shared culture and collective conscience
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What two positive functions does C&D fullfill?
1)Boundary maintenance 2)Adaption
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What happens to society when a crime is committed?
Society unites in negative condemnation of the wrongdoer therefore reinforcing the norms and values of society.
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What happens if there is too much deviance in society?
Boundaries of society are threatened.
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The correct amount of devience leads to...
Social change
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Must be room to challenge...
Existing norms and values so that society can be progressive.
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