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 - due to relative deprivation, marginalisation - form deviant subcultures

  • Right realism
  • Left realism
  • Functionalism

3. Crime is not useful. Advantages that upper classes + disadvantages the lower classes

  • Right realism
  • Marxism
  • Functionalism

4. Crime is a result of individual choice. "Structural" theories are inaccurate

  • Postmodernism
  • Feminism
  • Functionalism

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

  • Marxist subcultural
  • Marxism
  • Right realism

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