Durkeim's functionalist theory

Functionalist, strain and subcultural theories

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What are the 2 key mechanisms used to achieve solidarity?
Socialisation and Social Control.
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What are the 2 reasons why crime is inevitable?
Not everyone is equally effectively socialised. There is a diversity of lifestyles and values.
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Durkheim - what does anomie mean?
The rules governing behaviour become weaker and less clear-cut and the collective conscience is weakened.
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What are the positive functions of crime in Durkheim's view?
Boundary Maintenance and Adaptation and Change
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Kingsley Davis and Ned Polsky
Prostitution and *********** act as safety valves for society and the second as an alternative for adultery.
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Albert Cohen
Crime acts as a warning that an institution isn't working correctly.
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4 Criticisms of Durkeim.
No way to know the correct amount of crime. Crime isn't carried out with the intention of strengthening solidarity. Crime affects individuals. Crime can cause people to become isolated.
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Not everyone is equally effectively socialised. There is a diversity of lifestyles and values.

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What are the 2 reasons why crime is inevitable?

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The rules governing behaviour become weaker and less clear-cut and the collective conscience is weakened.

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Boundary Maintenance and Adaptation and Change

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Prostitution and *********** act as safety valves for society and the second as an alternative for adultery.

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