Sociology SY3 theoretical perspectives on crime

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1. Crime is due to women being oppressed in society. Men commit crime against them to show power + authority.

  • Postmodernism
  • Feminism
  • Marxism
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2. Crime is a real phenomenon - individual factors - biosocial/inadequate family socialisation/rational choice

  • Right realism
  • Left realism
  • Postmodernism

3. Most people controlled by economic pressure, etc. Youth not controlled - form subcultures as resistance against capitalism

  • Right realism
  • Marxist subcultural
  • Marxism

4. Crime is a consequence of labelling - self-fulfilling prophecy

  • Interactionism
  • Feminism
  • Right realism

5. All people start with the same norms + values. w/c youth create "subcultural" norms and values in response to strain

  • Left realism
  • Functionalist subcultural
  • Marxism

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