Mertons Strain Theory + Funct

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  • Created on: 16-06-15 16:29

1. Merton there is a strain between the cultural that..... individuals to achieve and the..... structure of society alows them to achieve legitimately

  • legitimate opportinities and unlegitimate opportinities
  • Encourages + Institutional structure
  • fundermental + essential
  • Institutional structure + Encourages
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2. Merson.... explain crime statistics

  • does
  • doesn't
  • sometimes

3. assumes that everyone wants

  • power
  • money success
  • women
  • p****

4. Conformity

  • reject legitimate means and goals ie. drug addicts
  • achieve means legitimately middle classed
  • give up trying to achieve goals but follow rules for own sake typical office workers
  • accept money as success but use theft or fraud to achieve it, pressure on those lower class

5. Durkheim anomie and Merton .... be operationalised

  • cannot
  • can

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