Mertons Strain Theory + Funct

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  • Created on: 16-06-15 16:29

1. Cultural factors

  • encouragement
  • emphasis on success and weak emohasis on getting it via legit means
  • institutions put people down
  • societies unequal opportunity structure
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2. Retreatism

  • not going to get goals but still go through means ie. office workers
  • individuals reject both goals and means ie. drug addicts
  • replace goals with new ones
  • go through legitimate means achieving goals

3. Anomie according to Merton

  • is a strain or conflict
  • normlessness
  • normalness

4. Merson.... explain crime statistics

  • does
  • doesn't
  • sometimes

5. Rebellion

  • challenge existing goals and means create new ones ie. communism
  • go through legitimate means achieving goals
  • individuals reject both goals and means ie. drug addicts

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