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Crime is commited due to emphasis on goals and no means to achieve them - Merton - Strain theory
Functionalism
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Crime is commited due to individual motivation
Marxism
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Deviancy Amplification - Wilkins - Crime is committed in response to action of rule enforcer of media
Interactionism
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Crime is commited due to people feeling marginalized and frustrated - Leads to confrontation with authority
Left Realism
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Crime is commited due to the culture of dependency, undermining peoples sense of commitment and obligation to support one another - Marsland
Right Realism
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Not a lot of crime is commited by females due to Differential controls; Females generally more conformist because patriarchal society imposes greater control over their behaviour - Heidensohn
Feminism
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OCS are not valid as too many crimes go unreported
Interpretivisits
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In late modernity, greater sense of uncertainty and risk - government no longer believed to catch and punish all criminals - Garland
Postmodern
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Crime is committed as a career - Innovators
Functionalism
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Subcultures create a form of magical resistance - Brake
Marxism - Subcultural theory
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Policing the crisis - Real causes of crime by capitalism not addressed dye to scapegoating - Taylor et al
Neo-Marxism
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Primary and Secondary deviance - Lemert
Interactionism
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People feel resentment that unfairly, others are better off than them - Media raises everyones expectations about standards of living - Relative Deprivation - Lea and Young
Left Realism
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Young people commit more crime because they have less to lose - Respect and reputation might even be enhanted by criminality - Control Theories - Hirschi
Right Realism
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Women commit less crime due to fear of acquiring a bad reputation and therefore stay clear of deviant behaviour - Lees
Feminism
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Domestic abuse often goes unreported - Raey
Feminism
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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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