other functions of crime

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what does Davis say?
Prostitution is functional for society
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How is prostitution functional for society according to Davis?
They are a safety valve for getting rid of sexual frustration
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However prostitution is still what?
Deviant
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What does Polsky say?
Pornography is beneficial for society
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How is *********** beneficial for society?
Safely channels sexual desires whilst protecting the nuclear family
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What does Cohen say?
Deviance could indicate failing institutions
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Give an example for failing institutions and deviance
High truancy rates could mean the education system is failing to meet the needs of the pupils
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What does Erikson say?
If crime and deviance has positive functions, maybe society is organised to promote deviance
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What does Erikson suggest the police's function is?
To sustain and not eradicate certain levels of crime
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The definition of crime is therefore what?
Socially Constructed
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What does society do to deviance instead of getting rid of it?
Deviance is regulated.
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What is the purpose of maintaining this crime?
To constantly suggest that boundaries cannot be broken.
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