functionalist view of crime

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1. term used by Merton to explain reactions to situations where socially approved goals were impossible for the majority of the population

  • status frustration
  • starin
  • focal concerns
  • delinquency
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2. acording to AK Cohen this occours when young men feel they are being looked down on by society

  • starin
  • status frustration
  • subterranean values
  • subcultural theories

3. ..... are those individuals who do not believe they can attain the culturally defined goal of accumulating financial waelth but continiue to do so though socites acceptabel cultural pathways

  • innovators
  • retreatists
  • ritualists
  • rebels

4. justification for our deviant or criminal actions

  • anomie
  • techniques of neutralisation
  • focal concerns
  • social cohesion

5. Matza dissagress with the idea that people commit crime due to factors beyond their control

  • true
  • false


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