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1. In late modernity, greater sense of uncertainty and risk - government no longer believed to catch and punish all criminals - Garland

  • Functionalism
  • Interactionism
  • Postmodern
  • Marxism
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2. OCS are not valid as too many crimes go unreported

  • Interpretivisits
  • Feminist
  • Marxist
  • Interactionist

3. Crime is commited due to individual motivation

  • Marxism
  • Postmodernism
  • Functionalism
  • Neo-Marxism

4. Subcultures create a form of magical resistance - Brake

  • Marxism - Subcultural theory
  • Functionalism
  • Left Realism
  • Right Realism

5. Young people commit more crime because they have less to lose - Respect and reputation might even be enhanted by criminality - Control Theories - Hirschi

  • Functionalism
  • Right Realism
  • Left Realism
  • Neo-Marxism

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What a fantastic resource- easily the best on the whole site. I cannot thank you enough Courtney Horne. You are a marvel to the sphere of sociology. Thank you

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