Subcultural strain theories

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What do subcultural strain theories build on?
Merton and strain theory
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But what do subcultural strain theories also do to Merton's theory?
Become critical of him.
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Who is the sociologist for subcultural strain theory?
Cohen
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What do subcultural strain theories see crime and deviance as being a part of?
Deviant subcultures
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What do the people in subcultural strain theories create?
An alternative opportunity structure
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why do they create alternative opportunity structures?
Because they have been failed by the legitimate opportunity structure
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What status do they need?
Win status
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How does cohen agree with merton?
He suggests that deviance is largely lower class.
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Why do they suggest it is mainly the lower class who are deviant?
Because of their inability to achieve socially stressed goals
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Cohen criticises merton firstly by suggesting what?
Deviance can be a selective subcultural response
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Cohen criticises merton by suggesting that some crimes are a way of winning what?
Status rather than having an economic motive
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Not everybody is indoctrinated by what?
Consumerism
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Who is the sociologist for indoctrination?
Althausser
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What are delinquent acts performed due to?
Status Frustration
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What is the motive of delinquent acts?
To gain status
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What are three characteristics of people who are delinquent?
Put into lower streams at school, live in deprived areas and have little chance of a good job.
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What is the key influence for delinquent boys in particular?
Schools
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Who is the sociologist for streaming?
Ball
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What do delinquent boys fulfill?
The self fulfilling prophecy
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They don't do what to norms?
Conform to the norms
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What do the delinquent boys achieve from being deviant?
Win status
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