Supporting Durkheim's view of Crime and Devience

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Davis (1961)
Also sees the positive in crime and deviance. Examines prostitution-Can act as a safety valve for men's sexual frustrations without affecting the nuclear family.
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Cohen (1967)
Suggests ANOTHER function of deviance. Acts as a warning that a societal institution is not functioning properly. e.g. High truancy rates may mean problems with education.
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Suggests ANOTHER function of deviance. Acts as a warning that a societal institution is not functioning properly. e.g. High truancy rates may mean problems with education.

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