Mertons Strain Theory + Funct

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  • Created by: lw121x
  • Created on: 16-06-15 16:29

1. Conformity

  • achieve means legitimately middle classed
  • accept money as success but use theft or fraud to achieve it, pressure on those lower class
  • give up trying to achieve goals but follow rules for own sake typical office workers
  • reject legitimate means and goals ie. drug addicts
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2. marxists believe laws do not reflect a shre value system

  • but 3 class ideology
  • but 1 class ideology
  • but 2 class ideology

3. Ruling class are challenged ie protest but crimilise those

  • show that they are posing threat not fair
  • not posing any threats

4. unable to achieve goals via socially legitimate goals

  • is strain theories
  • cultural theories
  • durkheim

5. Merson.... explain crime statistics

  • does
  • doesn't
  • sometimes

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