Merton's strain theory

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: Mollie17
  • Created on: 08-01-16 12:01
J J M R F G T B I N N O V A T I O N S K T
B I L E I P G Q M X W A H E M Q O F Y Q J
U Y P T N M C U U F A C E V A L U E A M O
P K O R C U L T U R A L F A C T O R S X X
T Y I E E W V A L U E C O N S E N S U S E
H T Y A K X T S Q C A H S P Q P P W F L C
E S G T P F I N U U P O R J F Q D L N C Y
A S Y I C O N F O R M I T Y T C S Y F C V
M A R S O J A V P K L T A G Y U G F Q Y G
E L L M G X Q K R O K Q G J U K P R N E Y
R C E F O I U U L X B F N I A B R U D W X
I R U T I L I T A R I A N C R I M E C A X
C E H J I V W J U T W Y D I C L D D V E F
A W Y T Q E N B Y P Y E K H B N Y Y L Y B
N O T Y P Q Y D D X I S T C D H R C L Q S
D L R W U B K V W L V R Y P X L V F E P S
R B A K L P E W B K G G J W L H U J B F G
E X B H P D U X E F Y S E P L N O C D C N
A Y S T R U C T R U A L F A C T O R S M L
M B Q R D R E H W P T N G L M W G P S P E
T S H J F T U K M P O Q S Y Q Y G W X C G

Clues

  • blank blank crime rates are higher because they have least opportunity to obtain wealth so highly (5, 5)
  • indivduals accept he goal of money success but use new ilegtimate means. (10)
  • Individuals accept the culturally approved goals and strive to achieve them. (10)
  • individuals reject both the goals and the legitimate means and become dropouts. (10)
  • it assumes there is blank blank (5, 9)
  • it only accouns for blank blank for monetary gain (11, 5)
  • Society's unequal opportunity structure (10, 7)
  • takes offical crime statistics at blank blank (4, 5)
  • Tells individuals that their society is a meritocratic one where anyone who makes the effort can get ahead (3, 8, 5)
  • the strong emphasis on success goals and the weaker emphasis on using legitimate means to achieve them (8, 7)

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Sociology resources:

See all Sociology resources »See all Crime and deviance resources »