Subcultural Strain Theories

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  • Created on: 16-06-15 17:01

1. Cohen criticises merton for

  • teh american dream
  • focusing on utilitarian crime for economic gain, ignoring many otehr types
  • not operationalising his study
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2. the deliquent subculture ..... mainstream values

  • inverts
  • converts

3. Reaction theories such as Cloward + ohlin have been criticised

  • for assuming everyone has mainstream goals to begin with to reject
  • for assuming everyone doesn't have the mainstream goals to begin with

4. subcultures provide an.... for those who cannot achieve it via mainstream goals

  • opportunity structure
  • alternative opportunity structure
  • similar opportunity structure

5. drugs

  • conflict sub culture
  • retreatist subculture
  • criminal subculture


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