Mertons Strain Theory + Funct

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  • Created on: 16-06-15 16:29

1. Ritualism

  • achieve means legitimately middle classed
  • give up trying to achieve goals but follow rules for own sake typical office workers
  • reject existing values and goals replace them with new ones ie. communism
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2. Conformity

  • achieve means legitimately middle classed
  • reject legitimate means and goals ie. drug addicts
  • 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

3. marxists argue that merton ignores

  • torture
  • the power of the ruling class
  • the ruling class loves us

4. Anomie according to Merton

  • is a strain or conflict
  • normlessness
  • normalness

5. Merson.... explain crime statistics

  • sometimes
  • does
  • doesn't

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